Mark took most of these photos yesterday when we came home from the latest protest at the state Capitol. The temp was 49 degrees Fahrenheit (9.44 C), the wind was blowing and it was just about to start raining. Not exactly the weather I've been dreaming of for mid-May.
This is the mini meadow under the Bur Oak tree at the end of our driveway:
Bleeding heart and emerging Hostas and cranesbill Geraniums along the curbside front garden:
Tulips I planted in the traffic island in the street in front of our house:
A pale lemon version of Kerria japonica:
The forsythia is fading while Dicentra and Tiarella begin to bloom:
Assorted varieties of Trillium are all in full-bloom:
The cold weather made the woodland peony protect its flowers by closing them:
I bought this 'Cherry Garden' iris for my fist garden in 1990:
Editor's note: Here is the link I meant to give you for Bloom Day 2010.