I should name this post: The Dance of the Purple Snow Iris, for the tiny flowers sway and shudder in the slightest breeze. It makes it very hard to get a sharp image of them!
I found the setting sun in perfect alignment with the irises this evening, so I had fun trying to capture the evening light through the petals.
They may not be purple, but we have a few very early Viburnum buds that have opened into their second stage of growth. We are enjoying temperatures in the 60-70F range this week. An early gift of spring….but what could April bring??? 😉
Bread feeds the body indeed, but the flowers also feed the soul. – The Koran
Snow Iris petals backlit by the setting sun.
A viburnum bud that has opened into the pre-flower stage. This usually happens in early May.
Hello great blog readers!
I’m ready for spring! If we can’t have spring let’s have some nice, deep snow! I haven’t had a chance to cross-country ski or snowshoe yet. It has been a different kind of winter for our whole country! The south is freezing and the northern ski slopes are struggling for lack of snow.
I’m controlling Mother Nature today and I declare it’s SPRING in my house!
I like to buy inexpensive bunches of tulips at the market in the winter. It brings color into the house and it brightens a dreary day.
Plus….it gives me something else to on which to practice my indoor Macro shots. I’ve taken photos of all the pens, boxes, plants, lamps, paperweights, coasters, floors, candle holders and plates in the house already, so this gives me some variety! 😉
The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. – Gertrude S. Wister
~And just a reminder from Mother Nature that winter isn’t over yet…..we got 2″ of snow overnight. 😉