After a late arriving spring we are experiencing an early summer here in Seattle, with four weeks of no rain and temps in the 70's, and even up to 90 last week. The first blush of roses is bursting out.
Along with the roses, the fox gloves and columbine have planted themselves, and determine their own color combinations.
The Lady's Mantle and Cat Mint are adding a colorful froth that is humming with bees. Because of our shady garden, some of the peonies are still blooming, along with those big orange oriental poppies.
I'm sure I posted photos like these last year, but each new season with its new blessings deserves its own celebration.
I love the long vista that is my whole garden, but each day I try to take a stroll to enjoy an up close and personal visit with the beautiful details. And when I take my camera along, the results are very hard to limit to a few. So you get a big bunch!
What a glorious bounty this late spring has brought to us.