Yesterday two flowers popped open and today I'm expecting a few more. Every year, our clematis starts from the ground. Usually it has been eaten down to the ground by one of our rabbits sometime during the winter when we weren't looking. We then think it's over for our clematis, but in April and May it starts to grow and grow and grow.
We try to lead the branches in as many directions as possible so that there will be enough room for the plant to display all its beauty and so that all our neighbors also get a few flowers. And now, this weekend, it is going to burst with its dark purple flowers. And then it is really summer in our tiny patch of backyard.
Something else that will hopefully burst with color soon is the embroidery I am making in a Stitch Along that was started on the Flickr Embroidery group. You can still join in if you want. The pattern is here, print it and start drawing with thread. I think it's fun. Very crafty!