I went out in the garden to look around this morning. I really wanted to do some gardening but I’ve been sick with a bad cough for the last few days and it seems physical labour is out of the question. That doesn’t mean, however, that I can’t enjoy the fruits of my past labour. I did take a few minutes to plant a new Clematis and while doing so, I noticed that my Lily of the Valley were blooming. They reside in the far back of the garden, underneath lilac bushes, which are underneath a huge maple – quite shady, as you can imagine. They are so small, if you don’t know to look for them, you might miss them and they definitely should not to be missed. I sat down in the mulch and tried to get some close-up shots. It’s rather difficult since the little white flowers hang down like bells from the stem, but I think I managed to capture one that shows what delicate beauties they are.
And just for scale (in the off chance you’ve never seen the flower before), here’s Minnie to demonstrate: