Many happy returns
Today is the first day of bloom for returning blue Dutch irises. There are more varieties of miniature narcissus, one flower to a stalk. A very dark blue wild anemone blanda is everywhere; they tend to be paler other years. Today marks the first appearance of leaves open on the fig tree. Every day, we've looked for clematis, but there've been no signs until today, when we saw two vines with a good start by the clothespole. The happiest return is that a pot of pink cyclamen from Sledd's last year died back and then, left outdoors nonstop, has displayed renewed handsome bi-colored leaves for some time now. Today, there were three flowers and many buds.