So here I am at the computer, wanting to share a lovely surprise that I had this morning while going outside to feed the four-legged one.
The angels sang and the sunbeam burst through to shine on the
****** ................llllllaaaaaaaa.........angel chorus........... *******pink, ruffly, stupidly expensive iris that I have been waiting for 4 summer to have bloom! I knew it was imminent, but I was a little concerned a deer might get it, even though they don't TEND to eat iris. But you know if I am excited to see a flower, one of those 4 legged vermin will be over to taste and then spit it out. I can't spray it with Deer Off, since it damages the petals, so there it was, a sitting duck at the mercy of the deer.
The first summer I planted it, I knew it would not bloom- must take root and grow! Second summer, the, ahem, rodents ate the only bud on it- or should I say spit it out, because they don't like iris, they only like to wreck my day. The 3rd summer, no blooms. I say that it was traumatized, but it might have had something to do with the (since over) drought. So, here it is in all it's ruffly glory.
And since it is one of those things that may or may not grow back next year-- Lord knows I have enough of those-- I decided to take multiple shots of it and make it into art! Bring out the fancy schmancy camera please! It may make my photo calendar next year!!
|Unusual focal points|
|curves and folds|
As long as I had it out, I took a few more flower pix- you'll notice a recurring pink theme! Love my pink flow-ahs!
|salmon pink poppy|
|Not quite open|
|Drift of pink|
|Old, grand peony bush- notice the empty stem!!! Rodents!!!|
And here is the gratuitous Lola shot- she was getting a little jealous of all the attention the horse has had lately.