|Just beginning to open|
John dropped me off this morning at the Cornwall Rose Garden, where I hoped I would see the first roses opening up. And sure enough, although this single rosebud is the only spot of color in the entire garden, other than the varied greens and reds of the new leaves on the plants, there are plenty of buds everywhere. By the time we get through the upcoming week, we might see temperatures reaching into the seventies (21°C) if we are lucky. So far this year, we've been experiencing below-normal temperatures, but hopefully that will change. Tomorrow is the first day of June!
Even though the roses have a ways to go, there are numerous flowering plants all over town. Of course, our state flower, the rhododendron, is opening extensively, and has been for a few weeks already.
Even though our tulips have come and gone, iris are also flowering everywhere: purple (of course) and white ones mostly. I remember yellow iris in Colorado, but I haven't seen much around here. The pretty California poppies are up, too. It's a very colorful time of the year, but I am really looking forward to some rosy days ahead!