The spring is here and today I spent hours cleaning the garden from last year's dry plants. It is a small yard, but over the years I've replaced almost all grass with flower beds. I enjoyed finding out the green tips of all those different plants coming out of the ground. Very soon there will be a profusion of daffodils, hyacinths and tulips, but for now the only blooms are these dwarf irises. They show up very early in the spring - after the snowdrops and crocuses but before everything else. At only 15 cm height, their flowers are quite large for their size, and really beautiful. Although I was exhausted, I did a quick sketch with a brush only right there, in the yard. It is so great to be able to stay outside without scarfs and gloves!