“That’s a pretty lunch”, said Jason. “Hey did you see what’s finally blooming!?! (pointing with excitement out the kitchen window) Can you take a picture for me?”
Click. Another 3191 moment.
The wildflower is Herbertia lahue (also known as Prairie Nymph), a prairie iris. We planted the bulbs about 3 years ago, this is the first time they’ve bloomed. Got them here. I’ll try to take a better picture tomorrow when the sun’s not blazing down. [Friday Edit: Looks like the flowers are only open for one day, so this really was special timing in more ways than one. I’ll have to wait until they bloom again — there’s one bud that looks about ready.]
Lunch was pretty good: spring greens, pears, red cabbage, hazelnuts, and a bit of mozzerlla cheese with balsamic vinegarette dressing and a breadstick from Whole Foods. Yum.