On either side of my front steps are rhododendron bushes that come into their own when May arrives. This month is no exception and a bit earlier than usual, purple began to show itself on the edges of the tight flower buds.
Earlier this week, I came home to discover that the first flower had burst open. It was such a lovely welcome home.
There are many others set to follow.
The weeks ahead will bring me dozens of lovely purple flowers. The display will be splendid and abundant and it will make come home after a long busy day that much sweeter.
Mother Nature always gets to be garish in a way that I envy.