I took a little stroll through the garden this morning,
camera in hand
and found that spring has put all her lovely flowers to bed
to rest in peace and prepare for
next year's marvelous show of daffodils and tulips, swaying in the soft breezes
In their place summer makes a tentative entry
with that beautiful ubiquitous yellow ranunculus
and some lovely early peonies..
the first of the iris, the purple globes of the allium,
and great growth on the hostas.
The roses are bursting with pink, and the clematis that
covers the gate are awash in long slender buds.
I take my lunch outside these days,
along with my new book
(McCall Smith's Forever Girl)
and sometimes I have a bit of ice cream and stewed rhubarb
(fresh from the garden) for dessert.
Here is a little collage of some of the promises
summer is honouring.......