Just to prove that there is more to my life than Trey-related drama:

First Dahlia

This is the very first bloom from my dahlias. It appeared just this weekend. I had never been a fan of dahlias before, but for some reason when I saw them in the garden catalogs this past winter something about them got me. I didn’t have the money to order them, but later I saw them for half off at Wal-Mart. They were sad looking little tubers, already sprouting anemic, pale-green shoots, so I had my doubts. Still I planted them at the base of the deck, and have been watching over them anxiously ever since. They’ve had fat green buds on them for quite a while (you can see some in the background), but it seemed like they were never going to bloom. And then they did! Hurrah! So beautiful.