The same day we were scheduled to leave for a 10 day stint in Cleveland, the first flower of my long anticipated Anemonopsis opened. I had watched its pearly buds form for weeks, and cursed the timing. To my great joy, as it turned out, I hadn’t really had to fret about it – it was in full bloom when we returned, and not at all past its prime! (If its gut-socking beauty wasn’t enough to grow it, I can now add a relatively long bloom time to its virtues!) To add to todays bounty, we also had our first rain in many months. I’m sure our arid soils must be breathing a huge sigh of relief! So, for your viewing pleasure, here is a shot of my rain-kissed Anemonopsis. A great way to start my day, indeed. Wishing you all a continued wonderful Wednesday!