how does your garden grow?

let me show you what's growing around here!

first up: kitchen windowsill. last week i planted some basil, chives, and parsley. look at those little green buds!

that blows my mind. God devised a system in which sunlight and water cause seeds to grow into plants, some hundreds of feet tall. what a beautiful God.

next up: a lovely ranunculus plant on the front stoop [courtesy of my lovely mom].

i can't stop cutting these flowers and bringing them in the house. they look great in a bud vase and they are so layered that they keep unfolding for like a week before they turn brown. gorgeous.

and last: the side of the house. what is this?

no, seriously—what the heck is this? an iris? and is it possible that it is sticking its tongue out at me and telling me that it grew without my help? because it did. i came around the corner there it was. what a happy surprise. thank you, previous homeowners!