This has been a weird spring; a weird year. Drought, seemingly endless. Hot days in January. Cold days in April. Fog and off shore winds.
But finally, April 15, my Pacific Coast hybrid irises are blooming in the front yard. They are a good two weeks later than 2012!
And oddly, too, milkweed, which is a summer bloomer, is blooming in the backyard. Oh well. The Monarch butterflies like it.