Though sometimes the 'Golden Years' seem more like tarnished brass, they are not the end of adventure. I invite you to follow me as I transcend from full-time government employee to full-time life observer. I'll cover life, government, travel, food, gardening, whatever crosses my path.
I had hoped some of the irises might have opened, but it looks like we have to wait until next week. Lots of green in the yard, but the real color show is a good month away. More columbine opened this week:
This is the year I let them go to seed. I do it every few years and increase my supply. Free.
That's a bleeding heart in the center of the columbine. And below is a picture of the north garden as you enter from the front gate. I'll try to take a picture each week as the season progresses.
Back here the geum are blooming and not much else, for now.
The warm weather we had early followed by the cold and frost have done a number on lots of buds on trees and shrubs. I just hope everything survives.