today was a pitter patter drizzly day. except for those moments of intense down pour. the ones when you stop digging and making mud pies and head for shelter. occasionally a moment of blue or two would peek through the clouds only to be swallowed up again by clouds. grey. it is a good thing there was a bunch of pictures the day before. muddy fingers are no good for cameras. astilbe, carnation poppy without the big red flower, with larkspur and yarrow. siberian iris, wisteria, and yellow and brown iris. all growing as happy as a kid playing in the mud.