Just a happy day
My yellow iris budded a few days ago, and I've been keeping an eye on it. (The purple has been blooming for a week now, but the yellow is one of my favourite flowers in the garden.) This morning the first flower had opened! The cheery yellow colour is so soft, and I love the subtle white lines on the falls. It's a treasured sight each year when it blooms.
"After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
- L.M. Montgomery, From Anne of Avonlea, Chapter XIX, Just a Happy Day