…Well, that’s what Claire thought it looked like when she took this picture.
It’s actually a befuddled iris. The first half of January was springlike and balmy with lots of rain, coaxing the daffodils and iris into their spring behavior.
Winter seems to have returned, with cold nights and that “S” word in the forecast. The daffs got this same treatment last year and seemed to take it in stride, but this could be the killing blow for the iris. They were in one big clump near the shed and got almost no sunlight all day, so last year we broke up the clump and planted the smaller clumps on a sunny South-facing bank. Where they were promptly weed-wacked. Now even Mother Nature is turning against them.