I love to plant different combinations of plants in a pot, creating a living tableau of colors & textures.
Even on a cloudy day like today the patio offers a pleasant respite.
I plant annuals every year at this time but I am also always happily surprised by the reappearance of perennials, like the pink columbine ....
....& the giant Monk's rhubarb that never fail to appear.
The blueberry bush gets bigger every year. The flowers need the help of bees to produce fruit though.
Today I saw this large jewel like rain drop that had collected on a lupin leaf.
It's beauty had a sad quality to me. It reminded me of a tear drop. Perhaps that is because today my thoughts have been with the people of Oklahoma who have lost so much.