Showing posts from May, 2017

My Iris Garden and The Canticle of the Three Young Men

This year Spring in the mountains has been absolutely gorgeous!  We received so much rain that everything is lush and green.  God has adorned Creation with glory! All nature seems to be singing His praises.   My favorite time of year just might be when our bearded irises bloom.  The blue one above is called Victoria Falls.  It's supposed to be a rebloomer, but I have never seen it rebloom. I am content with it just blooming once a year, though.  It is one of my first irises that I collected. Over the years friends and even strangers have shared irises with me.  I think I found this purple bicolor one at the local health food co-op.  It was in a box labeled "free" near the door.    
This white one is called Immortality.  It is also one of my first irises.  It's a rebloomer, too. This one with the purple rim is either the Earl of Essex or Rimaround. It gets a lot of "ooohs and ahhs."  I think it might be Rimaround because I think the "Earl" is …

The Spring In God's Creation

(These are Granny Smith apple blossoms.) Who doesn't love the springtime when every little hidden plant and flower peeps it's tiny head above the thawing earth?  It so reminds me of a thousand little birthday gifts because each flower is a little surprise waiting to be discovered. Today as I returned home from grocery shopping I decided to walk across the road to see what wildflowers were in bloom.  Those above are California Lupine.  I don't know what these little white flowers are below, but I thought it wonderful to see the tiny pollen sac on the little worker bee. We had a rainy winter and spring this year.  Lots of rain means we get to  see lots of green grass and an abundance of flowers. Here are some strawberry flowers from my garden.  I don't know if these are Quinalt or Sequoia strawberries, but they have taken over my garden.  This year I am planting yet a third kind. Here's a dainty violet pink flower that grows close to the ground. I never pull up …