Things were looking a little shaggy here....
Several clumps of iris were pruned...
as was this wild raspberry (?) bush which had rambled quite long enough!
While carrying piles of plant debris across the yard,
I passed some of our first roses and paused to photograph them
when I returned with empty arms.
Stepping toward the back patio steps,
I admired the delicate look of this unidentified bush-trimmed-tree-like.
And then came the rain!