After snapping the pics of the lake, I wandered on over to my flower garden by the pool to check on a few things. Asters, floxgloves, rose campion, Russian sage, and a few others are beginning to poke through. And look, here are the very first of the iris to bloom:
They look like dwarf crested iris, but they're not. I got them free with some other bulbs one year, and I thoroughly enjoy seeing them....but they only bloom for one day, so if you miss them, forget about it! Many of my daffodils are in bloom, as are my snowdrops and the wonderfully fragrant Daphne Odora. It is too early for Spring....our cold weather returns tomorrow.