Suzy and April Tears and blue florists' anemones
And muscari, the showy, old-fashioned ones from Bastrop. And our first Dutch iris, a white variety. How beautiful they are in the dawn light, joining their predecessors in the progression of bloom. Thinking of the names of the flowers in a series is a reminder of the mnemonic "Su-MER-ians, Babylonians, and As-SYR-ians, and Chaldeans." The tune's still there in the head, too, but what was the question? And why was it being asked of sixth-graders?