Prompted by a facebook 7-day “nature photo” challenge (thanks, Janice), this is the first of seven photos I took in our backyard today. I know I should probably take a photo each of seven days, but that’s not happening (at least I can’t count on it happening). But in addition to fulfilling the nature photo challenge, I now have seven daily janes in a row! Haven’t done that in awhile.
We have one milkweed plant in back (courtesy of the previous owner, I imagine—or the wind). Having seen milkweed almost exclusively (as far as I knew, anyway) in autumn when the signature pods are present, I was delighted to see these blooms forming then opening.