These photos are all clickable for a larger view. Highly recommended.
First up is my Mother's Day rose, which I photograph most every year. It's my only rose, a gift from my son a few years ago. I put it in a pot in the fenced-in back yard so the deer couldn't get to it.
The same with this Astilbe which is just coming into full bloom. It was originally out front in a garden bed, but imagine my dismay when the deer chomped it down. It's safe now.
The abundant Alstromeria has interesting markings, pretty color hues, and all those cute curlicues sprouting from the bloom centers.
You didn't think I could let this post go by without Wally and LuLu, did you? Awwww, could that not soften the hardest of hearts? Brighten the darkest of days? Turn the deepest frown into a smile? Dang.
These guys... sigh... Have a happy day!