We thought it was a weed. (But no, we didn't pull it up, or cut it down. We just let it grow big and tall, next to the fence.) Then last week, it got big bulbs on the top, and I was all "OOO!!! Look! It's gonna do something!" Jimi was all, "It's still a weed, I'll bet."
But it's not! It's a pretty, pretty flower.
I have thoroughly enjoyed watching this yard come alive this year - when we bought it last winter, the trees were bare and the yard was full of dead leaves. This spring, everything started sprouting and blooming, and OH it was so exciting to see new things pop up every day and then watch them as they got bigger and FINALLY they'd bloom all beautiful and happy - it's just fun. I love that it's summer and we're still finding new surprises. I can't wait to see what this place looks like come fall. :)