This little Calendula beside the house just popped its pretty head out for us when we toured the yard in the warm sun yesterday. Friends, Brian, Rachel, Kate, and Maggie, stopped by for a quick visit on their way to celebrate with other family members. As Kate ran around the dome climber Rachel and I admired this treasure. I was surprised to fine anything blooming, let alone something so delicate and lovely.
Another treasure peaked up from the barrels on the porch too! This "Pink" was one of several hiding among the foliage and leaves by the wood stored on the porch. I am so thankful for these precious flowers.
Below is the real treasure as Brian holds Maggie when they prepare to leave us for the feast at relatives. Maggie is such a darling plumpkin. I wish I'd gotten one of big sister, Kate, introducing my plaid stuffed bear (Belly Bob Thornton) to the cat door in the utility room.