It is an odd year out there….the weather service has a frost warning out for tonight (actually relatively common for this time of year). What makes it odd is the fact that there is also a big, gorgeous iris (antique gold) blooming. The hay has seed heads well formed, and the peonies, clematis, poppies, June lilies (blooming already) are all ready to go.  The season is in a big hurry to get somewhere.

But I always find late spring a little disconcerting. All of last’s year hopes, all of last year’s work is revealed. Something that is damaged or isn’t what you wanted? Not easily fixed now. Next year, next year. There is an awful lot of faith in a garden.