The clematis vines don't seem to mind the caprices of early spring.
The leaves of roses and lilies have been visibly frost-nipped in the past week, while buds continued to swell on the white-flowered clematis--the earliest of the three.
The vines clamber as they will--sometimes I tuck one around a bar of the trellis.
This one is at the very top of the trellis.
Buds, a tangle of vines, blossoms behind greenery.
I love the green tints.
This one should be at its best tomorrow.
Each year, although I watch the buds, the first flowers take me by surprise.
I walked by the trellis a dozen times yesterday--no flowers.
Today this lovely gift.