It seems like summer is here. We got up to an official 85 F. on Sunday, all the trees are fully leafed out and lilacs, dogwood, and so forth are fading away. The grackles nesting behind us have fledged, I think I heard fledgling starlings the other day and robins are feeding young in the nest. It wasn't really that warm today, but it was so nice having open windows and hearing an oriole singing. Meanwhile, Dick is eagerly awaiting the first blooms of an iris my sister gave him. He had greatly admired its very dark color and elegant form. She warned him not to expect it to bloom the first year which was last year. She was right about that, but it now has two bloom stalks with three buds showing on each. The first one will open very soon. I thought a free template from "Dumpty" would be fun for a photo of it today.
-template 110521: freebie by Dumpty
-papers, butterfly: Esprit poudré, Part 4 by Céline D. and Dydyge
fonts: Snell Blk BT, Pea Beth