Small wonders-- blooms on our walkway this October morning!
"The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly."
"Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love,
so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery!
Replace the evil years with good."
"On this June day the buds in my garden are
almost as enchanting as the open flowers.
Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide,
the recollection of the loveliest days of the year -
those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled."
- Francis King
I'm very grateful to the previous owners who planted the beautiful foliage in our backyard.
A storm felled this stalk over the weekend.
I had little hope that it would bloom indoors, but surprise, surprise--
These gorgeous blossoms greeted us in the kitchen this morning!
We found the first iris blooms in our backyard this morning.
They must be pretty hardy to withstand last night's storms!
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