I hope you don't mind if I base this post around pictures of some gorgeous things that are happening on my balcony right now.
My wildflower mix (planted to attract the bees and failing miserably) has begun to bloom. I don't know what this plant is but it's beautiful.
A friend who came for dinner recently bought me a gorgeous mini orchid. I find this quite terrifying as I have never usually been able to keep flowers alive, but hopefully my vegetable success will rub off on the orchid.
This is an open heartsease seed pod.
And lastly, my beans climbing up their pole!