First rose of the season, taken a week ago. (Rosa) And, yes, it’s still raining.
Cinnamon fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum)
Our premature spring in Northern Virginia showed off its harbingers almost side by side:
The tiny promise of warmer days, Crocus Chryanthus.
And summer’s threat of weeds unending, Cardamine hirsuta, the hairy bittercress.
And so we take the bitter with the sweet.
Calla Lily aka Arum lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)