The lavender is nearly ready to bloom - so fragrant! My friend Martha knows how to braid them to make something pretty and decorative - maybe she'll teach me. I will soon have hundreds of stems filled with perfumed blossoms. It would be heavenly to work with them in my hands for a few days.
In clay pots are the geraniums - red, salmon, fuchsia and pink - they love the sunshine on my back steps and walls.
Sometimes just looking at the flowers I don't really see them; passing without taking time to stop is missing a big part of what flowers offer. If a garden or a pretty basket or pot can slow me down, make me stop to gaze a moment, it's done me a favor. If I stoop to take in the sweet pure fragrance, my day is enhanced. If I examine the petals or admire a bud or gently touch a slender stalk I often experience amazement.
I hope you can be amazed, too; I am still knitting, (I can see, in those petals above, great color combinations for my next projects) but sometimes there are (yes, really!) things more important....