I just went out to do chicken and pond duty and what to my wondering eyes did appear? No, not reindeer! Pretty blooms! So I came in, got the camera and took some shots.
John's "marijuana" plant (it's actually a water hibiscus!) has one bloom and about a gozillion buds on it. There's also two pond lily buds poking their heads up out of the water that I'll have to keep an eye on. There are two of the same color gladiolus blooming. And the Aunt Eloise lily is blooming. I never did find out the real name of it, but it came from Aunt Eloise's homeplace, so that's what we call it. Jan has some of the white ones and she's given me quite a few of them but they all die. So I'll make do with the purple ones!