I slipped outside early this evening with my camera,
these photos are untouched, other than resizing...
Astilbe... emerging after days of (much needed) rain...
Star-of-Bethlehem... a bit of a nuisance
because it pops up everywhere, every spring!
But lovely just the same...
Violet Columbine... planted last season; after picking
them up in Lancaster County at an Amish roadside stand.
These are first year blossoms!
This charming Columbine was brought down from Vermont
ten years ago... and has settled happily on the
northeast side of our home.