Mother's Day has often brought flowers my way. A newly opened Easter lily greeted me first thing this morning. I could see right away just looking out the window that this was going to be a beautiful day.
The shade garden presented me with pink shooting stars.
The white ones are different, but I couldn't chose one over the other.
Clumps of little bluets are a favorite. I could never have too many of those.
This beautiful white trillium has just the barest blush of pink. If it doesn't get too hot, I should have this one for awhile.
Wild strawberries are blooming underfoot with berries soon to follow.
The unopened buds of an autumn olive have such an interesting shape, but the first thing you notice about this shrub is its fragrance. The scent floats on the wind and you are surrounded by it before you even see the bush.
Today the many butterflies scattered among the flowers were delightful to see.
Meadow sage has been in the garden since the Mother's day that we visited Wildflower Island. I got a pot of society garlic and one of meadow sage that day in 2002. I still have one pot of society garlic, but meadow sage pops up all over the garden.
It's hard to believe that the huge barberry in the back meadow is still blooming. They flower their way to the end of the stem. Later berries will replace the flowers.
Years ago little hands picked violets from the lawn just for me. How I loved those Mother's Day flowers!
Sometimes dandelions were my Mother's Day flowers. I loved those too.
Today we cut some of my narcissus to send home with Amy so that she could enjoy them.
I spent the day with my daughter and had a phone call from my son. Mother's Day 2012 was a joy!