This was what I woke up to today. The next couple of days we are going to see some below freezing temps to try and kill off whatever is blooming right now that today's snow didn't. *Sigh* And I was so enjoying the warmer days and the pretty flowers.
For anyone that wants to play along, my only suggestions (suggestions, not rules!) are: The color is the dominate focus in the image as opposed to a small spot in a lot of other colors. Drop a comment so I can follow along on your color journey. That's it! I hope you play along and… Continue reading Color Series: Green Day 4
I chose green for my next color. Mostly because I'm hoping I start seeing a lot more of it soon since we are now at the beginning of spring. I'm definitely hoping that spring brings with it some new growth and positive change. I definitely need some of that at the moment. We discovered some… Continue reading Color Series: Green Day 1 (Happy Spring!)
Typically, I prefer posting photos of flowers at their best. Every once in a while, one that is far from its best will strike me as interesting. This ball of curled up and nearly done iris with its translucent petals was actually really pretty to me.
For some reason, I only have a couple of these and they are randomly placed, not clustered like all my other irises. They are also a pain in the butt to photograph because the color almost never comes out correctly. There is something about my camera and accurately rendering reds that I haven't quite gotten… Continue reading Rusty Red Iris
Hubby ended up taking a vacation day yesterday. In part so he could get a lot of errands run that he needed to do, including going with me to get some flowers, and to get some much needed work done in the yard. The trip out was interesting and frustrating to say the least. I… Continue reading From The Top
To all of you who are mothers and those that have ever acted in the role of a Mother, no matter your biology or connection, I wish you a Happy Mother's Day. Doing this job is rarely easy, but it is often rewarding in unparalleled ways.
This particular iris is interesting because I have two that are near each other and almost the same color, except this one is a little bit paler. The other one's color is more even and doesn't lean towards white on the lower petals. The differences are extremely subtle and you wouldn't notice them unless you… Continue reading Pale Purple Iris
We are hitting one of my favorite times of year to get out with my camera because the irises are starting to bloom. I also have the neighbors to thank for some great opportunities to get some dandelion photos as well. Between the flowers and the open window weather (finally!), it is looking like a… Continue reading Irises Blooming!
My chokecherry trees officially made it through all the spring freezes and are in full, amazing bloom. I'm so relieved.