The last few days have been sunny and warm. I keep finding myself surprised at how much is blooming and then I remember that it's almost May. It's supposed to be this way. The clematis montana that I planted on the ancient fig in our yard, is beginning to bloom. It's absolutely exuberant. And the fig likes it too. I think the spot was too sunny for it but now with it's canapy of clematis, it seems to be happier than ever. Every fall I seem to have more and more figs than I know what to do with. So who can complain? Gorgeous flowers in May and bowls of figs in September. I do love the garden!