The Irises have been out for a couple of weeks now, and I’ve been collecting some photos of them … but this weekend they seemed to be more abundantly rampant than before.
(I’ll post some non-rainy earlier shots sometime later.)
We also have been seeing our very first roses! Portland is nicknamed the City of Roses for its excellent rose-growing climate, but we hadn’t yet seen much evidence.
(On a flower-related note: at the Japanese Garden this weekend …
… we saw this bush covered in funny butterfly-shaped flowers.
Does anyone know what kind it is?)
(And on an unrelated topic: I got a message this morning that my new bike has arrived and been built. I am so excited to finally pick it up! Hopefully I will be able to soon, and the weather will be pleasant for riding!)