The skies have been particularly gorgeous lately, although today is overcast and rainy. There is one new noteworthy iris opened too.
I think this batch below will be quite stunning… they are in the front of the house near the streetlamp. I hope these are actually the red ones I thought I was ordering. We will see!
Quick Sunday visit to see how the river is doing. It was nice and sunny but the breeze was chilly. On Monday morning, there are snow flurries, so Sunday seemed even better in hindsight.
I also opened a couple of pickles… kosher dill (that I cut into spears here) and the other is a thin sliced cucumber pickle with thin sliced ginger, pickled with cardamom and star anise. Yum. The kosher dills are too salty. But I will work harder next time to get the brine rinsed better.
These fields of blue bells (ok, not really a field, but a massive swath of a garden) are just up the street from my house. They are so lovely and the bees are loving them so much that I have to put a picture in here —but they are NOT in my garden.