Every gardener comes to learn patience. They may not necessarily accept it, but they learn it. In gardening, it helps when patience is rewarded!
I went to Maine for the long weekend, and had crossed my fingers that the lupine would be out. It is just so....neat, cool, beautiful, unique. The season (if there is such a thing) was not quite at its peak, but there was a lot along the roadside and throughout the Maine countryside. I couldn't get enough of it.
Upon my return, the Junebearing strawberries that were just starting to ripen before I left were now bright red. I had seven ripe, delicious strawberries...and look forward to more (with patience of course!)