Though here and there…

…a late Daffodil blooms…

Late Daffodil

…the first week of June has brought the first of Summer’s beauty!

The first Hosta blossoms I've come across

The first Hosta blossoms I’ve come across

A Hosta stalk, its blossoms still hidden

A Hosta stalk, its blossoms still hidden

This Hosta stalk has made a bit more progress

This Hosta stalk has made a bit more progress

Wednesday evening, though it had begun to rain, I took a short walk to a nearby courtyard I had never entered and found these beauties among a wide variety of other Flora:

Pale Pink Roses

Pale Pink Roses

Deeper Pink Roses

Deeper Pink Roses

Salmon-colored Roses

Salmon-colored Roses

They’re all a bit late in blooming, due to a cold and somewhat wet, cloudy Spring…but it’s only two more weeks until Summer officially begins, at 12:04 AM (CDT) on the 21st of June–the Summer Solstice…and perhaps our Chicago weather will warm up some before then?!?

The floral shop…

…I posted yesterday has a second display window.  As I walked by earlier today, I have no idea what caused the steam, but I do know that Valentine’s Day is a florist’s busiest of the entire year!

Steamy Valentine's Day Window Display

Steamy Valentine’s Day Window Display

Wondering…will your day be this ‘steamy’?