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The Backyard Science group regularly publishes The Daily Bucket, which features observations of the world around us.  Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds, flowers and anything natural or unusual are among the worthy topics.

 Please let us know what is going on around you in a comment.  Include, as close as is comfortable for you, where you are located. Each note is a record that we can refer to as we try to understand the patterns that are unwinding around us.

My water irises looked ratty this year, with yellowed leaves and no blooms. I had replanted them into their own shallow bin, barely underwater, and fertilized them with old nitrogen as part of a pond revamping. I felt sad they appeared to reject my attention.

Suddenly this week, All dozen of them bloomed deep purple at once. Oh, glory!  Usually I get one or two blooms all year. So here's a purpley Bucket.

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