Over at the Showers of Roses blog, they do state studies and usually have some yummy things to go with it. When they did Tennessee, they made Iris lollipops. Every time we see beautiful irises I think of this family and those lollipops.
We are in the midst of Iris season here. The first batch that blooms is by our storm shelter at the back side of our house. There are quite a few and they are bluish-purple in color. They have already come and gone. In our front yard in my favorite corner there are purple ones with a yellowish tops.
This year we discovered another patch not too far from that corner and they are the bluish-purple. Last year at a local plant sale I bought one to put in our front flower bed. We found out this year that they are yellow. The
stinkin cute kittens pounced on that plant and the blossoms came off. However, we brought them in and they did indeed bloom. We also have bluish-purple down at the road.
Today Veronica walks into my office and tells me she picked one for me.
How do you like that?
Please enjoy a few of the spring pictures that we have taken in the last few weeks.
Cloud photos by John one day while in town…
Around the yard…
(Not being very good with flowers, I have no idea what this is. However, MaryEllen just loves this bush.)
(The blooms were almost gone on my lilac bushes when this picture was taken.)
(The first rose bloom of the year.)
(Vincent looking at the kitten in the box)
My favorite corner spot…
(You can’t tell too well, but this is looking down a fairly steep hill to the creek. There is actually a little path so one can walk it.)
(The thinner leaves are Tiger Lilies that bloom a little later.)
(The bright spot is the sun reflecting on the creek below.)
(My eldest and youngest)