It is a beautiful Easter weekend in Chapel Hill. We will wait to see how the hydrangeas do but otherwise the garden survived a couple nights of below freezing temperatures. Iris germanica ‘Orinoco Flow’ is the second iris to appear this spring. It opened just before the cold snap but looked cheerful afterwards.
Soon gracefully nodding columbine flowers will be open everywhere in the garden, as well as in many places beyond where it decided to wander. This first one to open is homesteading in a south-facing position next to the drive.
This past week I have watched peonies rising with amazing speed. Peony ‘Coral Charm’ is always the most eager to bloom.
I counted a dozen buds.
Here are a few flowers and a video with birdsong from yesterday’s Instagram post.
My husband and I went retro yesterday and colored eggs for the first time in many years. If you are looking for a creative way to be in the present moment, I recommend dye. Watching its transformation brings on a true sense of awe and wonder. Wishing you all a wonderful Spring day on this Easter Sunday.