My usual morning routine includes a brisk walk around the neighborhood with the beast. He usually terrorizes a few cats, birds, and squirrels and I remark how I really should have my coffee before our stroll. Upon our return to the old homestead we usually take a turn around the garden to see what’s happened during the night. This morning was no different. The pond was pretty full from the rain and everything looked as it should.
So we went inside for coffee and to prepare for the workday ahead of us. Perhaps I dawdled longer than I should have choosing my outfit and savoring my coffee. I finally left the house sans camera and only thinking of the meetings ahead of me when I spotted a FLOWER in the pond. The first of its kind since buying the plant in March. It had bloomed in less than 45 minutes and was a beautiful shell pink. I took a quick pic with my phone knowing I wouldn’t be home until after it closed again. Enjoy!