I spent the holiday weekend at my parents' home in upstate NY and had a lovely time. We had ice cream and mini golf, grill and birthday cake for my dad. He asked for the cake I made a couple weeks ago, so it was a pleasure to make that for him. The drive back wasn't bad either, without too much holiday traffic along the way, but I was sure happy to get home last night.
Also, it was nice to arrive home to this:
I had totally forgotten I planted this iris last year because I bought it after its blooming time. Not only is it huge (almost waist-high on taller-than-average 5 ft. 8 in. me) but I have at least six other blooms ready to come out this week.
What a lovely surprise to welcome me home.