They are just my favorite every year. These guys came in as buds with a big bunch of giant magenta show offs. When all those fell apart the smaller secondary buds decided to bloom for me and they were just so pale and gorgeous. I’m glad I let them stick around for round two, because holy cow, it was worth it!
Oh, and I found out the name of the flower I have on my masthead. It’s a pasque. Evidently it’s a tundra plant, but seems to do just fine in my neighborhood. Go figure.