Two things (so far) are making me smile today.
I counted 21 goldfinches on and under the bird feeder this morning. That number might be off by one or two either way. It’s hard to count things that keep moving around. Goldfinches are delightful little creatures. I never saw any until we moved here. Almost all the birds I saw in the wild were brown or gray except for an occasional cardinal or blue jay. Only caged birds were bright and colorful so to see a bunch of bright yellow birds free in the wild is one of the great wonders of life.
My irises are blooming. It’s amazing that such perfect, elegant flowers are as easy to grow as weeds. I have several colors. Blooming right now: yellow, burgundy, pure white, white with purple edging, burgundy and cream. Coming soon: deep purple, a peachy pink, a more pink pink, yellow with brown or rust-colored falls, pale lavender with pale gold falls and more purple. I’ll post some pictures in a few days or next week when more of them are blooming.