This past weekend I shot some pictures at a private estate and garden. It motivated me to get out in my own back yard and shoot some pictures of the flowers that are popping up now. My first tree peony flower has opened. Very excited about that. I came across the swallowtail butterfly sucking on the Korean lilac, and it didn’t seem to mind that I got up close and personal. A “off ” day today, I will plant some more annuals in pots for the terrace. Do I smell summer just around the corner?