Wow, the first day of summer has finally arrived! And believe me, around here it is a most welcome sight. I just found out this morning that our local spring weather was our wettest in history; and believe me, I don't remember ever seeing so many wet, gray days all lined up one after the other. Today however, it is a different story, and we have been blessed with sunshine and warm weather to boot. On the upside though of having a wet spring, my lupines have been blooming non-stop for quite some time, and putting on quite a grand show at that. Typically by now, they are just finishing up. And my clematis, even though they are behind schedule, have just begun to show their pretty little faces. Happy 1st day of summer everyone!!