Waking up in the morning and seeing the sun is an unusual happening here in Oregon this time of year. But this just makes it even more welcome when we do see it. It also means that more plants are coming up out of the ground.
A peony is rising along our front walkway. I didn’t plant it- it is a volunteer! It hasn’t flowered yet, but I noticed a bud in it this year so maybe I’ll find out what the flowers look like. I still find peonies to be very strange looking before they bloom.
Another peony is growing a few feet away. This one I did plant- it has very large dark pink flowers.
We also have many ferns in our yard- Deer, Autumn, Maidenhair, Sword, and more. This one is a Lady Fern. Unlike most of the others, Lady Ferns die back every winter. But, so far, they keep coming back! There are a lot of them growing in the wild woods behind our house, so it’s no surprise that they like living in my yard too.