My intention was to give my small vegetable garden a quick watering before lunch.
But on the way to the vegetable garden I noticed that the first peony of the season was blooming. Thinking this was a "baby picture" moment, I took a detour into the house for the camera.
As I was preparing to take the peony's picture, a speck of blue caught my eye. Since this is the first Japanese iris to bloom, it was necessary to capture it with a photo too.
Across the yard I noticed one bloom on the bearded iris. Just yesterday it was only a bud. This is such an exciting time in the garden. Each day brings new surprises.
Plants that were too new to bloom last season are bursting with blooms this year.
If you're feeling a bit down, a little walk around your yard, your neighborhood or a local park may be just what you need to lift your spirits. Everywhere you look there are signs of new life.
Today I discovered new life of another type in my backyard.
Yesterday there were 4 bluebird eggs in this carefully constructed nest. If you look closely you will see that one of the eggs has been replaced with a fuzzy little birdie. Now this really is a "baby picture" moment. In fact I attempted to get a better quality photo, but the next time I checked mama bluebird was firmly planted on top of her babies so I quietly closed the door and tiptoed away.
I headed back to the vegetable garden which is where I was supposed to be all along. Once there I noticed my radishes are getting ready to be harvested. Before I got the hose turned on to begin my watering, the skies opened up and my camera and I sprinted toward the house.
No need to water that garden now.
A well timed shower in my opinion.