A very Happy Birthday to Nikki ~ and thank you to Flighty for his lovely reminder with gorgeous Pretty Lady rose. I searched high and low through my garden for a rose, but could only find tight buds. It wasn't until I walked by the side of the house that I noticed a very small (1" diameter) velvety red rose! So here's the first rose of the year and the only blooming rose in my garden, Nikki!
While I was searching for a rose, I spotted a pollen-laden bee on the flowering chives. Check out the orange pollen sacs!
The honeysuckle is starting to bloom and spread its fragrance...the bees and hummingbirds will be happy!
Other celebrations include a bridal shower I attended yesterday for my niece who will be getting married in August. As a reminder that June is often the month associated with weddings, I recently witnessed a beautiful bride and her handsome groom amongst the spring greens of the woodland garden:
I loved seeing the interaction of these two wedding guests ~ I loved how the young girl bent down for eye contact with the little fellow, and how he held her hand. Such a caring, sweet sight.
We have had some fantastic evening skies and sunsets.
I'll leave you with this (not very good) shot of a bunny at the bottom of the street. I like the way the sunlight shone through his pink little ears. Once he spotted me, all I could see was its white cotton tail hopping off ~ perhaps it was heading off for a celebration of its own :)