Yesterday was so hot -- but the morning was splendid for spending a bit of time in the garden (feels like forever since I've been out there!).
I sat beside these gem marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia) and sketched them as they competed with the ready-to-bloom daylilies in my herb bed. Their bright yellow and orange flowers decorated the small salad I put together from a volunteer leaf lettuce plant and some sharp-tasting red lettuce topped by bits of basil, agastache, lemon balm and sage. YUM