It rained off and on this weekend but I've enjoyed lazy days of enjoying my garden when it stops raining but having the rain start back up before I could get going on the million things that need doing.
The sweet smells of peppermint and lavender as well as the pungent smell of oregano are beginning to greet me when I venture outside into my garden.
I started my lavender from seed over 10 years ago and am always pleased when it starts coming back in the spring. The oregano was started as a clipping over 15 years ago and it is spreading out all over the place.One of the surprises this year is my foxglove. I used to have a lot of foxglove but it was a casualty of several droughts. This year out of the blue, a spire of foxglove sprang up in the middle of my butterfly weed, hibiscus, and perennial grasses.
Normally my yellow roses don't bloom until June so it was a surprise to spot a yellow rose yesterday.
One of my garden successes is a hydrangea bush which was an off shoot of a large one located at the side of my yard. I dug up a small offshoot and moved it to my back garden. You can see it on the bottom right of the photograph below. It has been growing there for over 5 years and has become a substantial bush in its own right.
The minute it stopped raining long enough to dry up, a pleasant site in the natural world appeared. I love seeing children out playing. Sometimes they add a splash of color with spring dresses and skirts much as the flowers do. I remember when my daughter was one of those spring flowers in her colorful sundresses. The little girl below reminds me of my daughter at that age.
My dutch iris are starting to bloom and they are such a delicate delightful site to me.I have many different varieties of iris. Some have already bloomed, some are just starting to bloom, and some are yet to bloom. I love all of my irises but the ones blooming now are at the top of my favorites list. For my last weekend/nature shot, my friendly squirrel sheltered under the pecan tree branches.To find more weekend snapshots, and or, Nature Notes, please visit the home of Weekend Snapshot and the home of Nature Notes.