These photographs were not taken today. Today, it's dull and damp here in Toronto. It's rained most of the day, with grey skies and a chill in the air. Sock weather.
But yesterday .... yesterday, when these photos were snapped in my backyard, was a glorious spring day. Brilliant blue sky, lots of sunshine, warm enough for short sleeves and no socks.
But that was then and this is now. As I hop around the blogosphere I've noticed numerous garden photographs and felt it was my turn to contribute to this wealth of colour. My peonies are lovely but on the wane, the wild white rose is looking good, and my two climbing roses are full of buds and blooms. You may notice grape leaves here; the grapevine has a mind of its own and I fear it is taking over. It wouldn't be the first time. And unseen are the Queen Anne's Lace that seems to be everywhere this spring, plus the $%!#@! goutweed that has been my enemy since moving here almost 18 years ago. I simply cannot get rid of the goutweed! If you've been successful in banishing it from your garden, please let me know the trick!