Bloomin’ Beltane.

Beltane Flowers.

So far the month of May is treating me well. I’ve started working on the garden out back, planting tomatoes and dragging out the houseplants after a cold, hard winter, and was greeted by the sight of this:

I’m not quite sure what sort of flowers they are…they magically appeared about five years ago, and come back each year. (I suspect they arrived via seeds in bird poop.) Every Spring brings a different color; over time I’ve seen a vibrant red, a light yellow and a blackish purple.

This is the first time I’ve had such a crowd, however —IIRC, last year only one flower came up, and before that three was the most that ever bloomed. Hopefully this is a good portent for the year’s planting in general.