You all may remember Mr. D., the delphinium I grew from seed.
Delphiniums take forever to germinate. I had given up hope when I saw the first 3 teeny leaves. I held my breath, hoped, realized he wasn’t getting enough light on my back patio, brought him inside, watered him, fed him, realized he still wasn’t getting enough light, put him in the front yard. Fed him again.
He went nuts.
In the fullness of time, it became clear that Mr. D. would never reach his full potential in my front yard. My stepmother, Brigitte Carnochan, is both a gardener and a photographer. She decorates with flowers in containers, particularly on her back deck, where we Northern California-residing family members will often meet for dinners. Seemed like she might like Mr. D., and he might like her.
Yes. Yessity yes, yes, yes.
In black and white.
That last, in particular. It looks like summer in California feels.