I’m not sure what kind of butterfly this is. I think it’s the same kind I saw yesterday over in this same corner of the garden (on the globe allium), so I guess they are fans of these flowers. I think the butterfly is some kind of skipper, anyway.
One of the rose suckers is blooming.
This is what is known in horticultural parlance as a “fluffy,” which is resting on — again, technical term — a leaf.