Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pink surprise!

I wasn't actually planning to make a blog-post today, the sun is out- kind of, the day is cool, the morning is young..... all that good stuff. So I want to do some garden stuff, work on my sculpture, go for a walk.... NOT sit at the computer for an hour!

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!!
View #2

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!!!

Pink lupine

And here is the gratuitous Lola shot- she was getting a little jealous of all the attention the horse has had lately.
Look for the joyous surprise in your day!  If you're lucky, your day will be rosey (pink)! :)

1 comment:

  1. Lola seems to be looking scornful and askance at all that ruffly pink stuff...