I could look at this stone wall, resting place for an old watering can (that belonged to Auntie Edie,) all day. The blue sky, the singing birds, all reminding me that I am very lucky, that I should count the tiny, daily, blessings in my life.
Checkerboard frittilaria, difficult to find and so charming. I look forward to seeing them every single spring. Every single fall I say I'm going to plant more...then I forget or, more likely, a busy life waylays the best of plans. I haven't yet planted more than this one, exquisite plant, and I look forward to it's springtime coming out party every single year. Perhaps one is enough.
I think this is viburnum. Glossy green leaves and clusters of tight while flowers against a blue sky. Lovely, and free...free bits of beauty just outside my front door.
Wherever you are, I hope you're having a beautiful spring day.