Sweet, Sweet June . . .
Opening my datebook this morning, I could hardly believe my eyes Â . . . Can it be June 5th, already? Yet when I look around the garden, there’s no denying it: springtime is waning. The daffodils have come and gone and the lily-of-the-valley is slowly fading. Peonies are swollen-to-bursting and even the early roses are budding. Is it possible that the solstice is little more than two weeks away? Yes, it’s true . . . Soon it will be summertime again.
Welcome, sweet, sweet June!
Â Swallowtail Butterfly Lights Upon Hydrangea petiolarisÂ
Â And His Royal Highness, Prince Pickerel of the Secret GardenÂ
Â Welcome, Sweet, Sweet June (Halesia tetraptera blossoms above the terrace)
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