The nights here can still get chilly but the sun usually does a nice job warming up the days. I wondered outside to enjoy the sunshine on New Year's Day, free from heavy coats, scarves and gloves. Only a sweatshirt to keep the chill away. I took time to enjoy the few animals that were out and about. I drank my coffee and meandered around the yard taking in all of the signs that spring, yes SPRING! is just around the corner. Imagine my surprise when I discovered my Iris' are blooming! WoW!
All of the iris I have are gifts from another yard. They were thinned out and replanted here. The only problem, they have never bloomed. Three years in the ground and nothing. The green leaves peak out of the ground every year, teasing me. Imagine my surprise when on New Years Day I should find one in full bloom! Surprised as I was, I could not help thinking how appropriate it was. A new year, a new bloom, A flower opening to the sun. Basking in the newness of the day, of the year and of endless possibilities.