My sister always says that she prefers irises when they haven't fully bloomed, and after seeing these in their natural environment, I have to agree. It's hard to make them out but there are a few still in their tight buds behind those that have bloomed. Yes, I know. This series of photos illustrates my need for a new camera.
Buttercups and orange dandelions in every direction.
Berries hid under ferns lining the path where we hiked. So tiny and sweet, they melted like jam in my mouth.
My perfect summer dessert
1 cup vanilla bean ice cream
1/2 cup Vermont strawberries
1 tablespoon minced basil
Scoop ice cream into dishes and sprinkle with strawberries and basil. It's okay if you want to mash it up a little.