My iris are now blooming! I'm always so happy to see these magnificent showy flowers come into bud and then finally explode into these absolute beauties. The above iris is such a pale, soft lavender that it's almost dove grey. It's quite modest at first glance, but then we you actually get down there and look at it for a photo shoot, it has such amazing details.
Like beautiful ladies dressed for a ball ...
|My wonderful mom Violet :)|
I just have the two colours blooming at the moment, and the "black" iris is just about ready to bloom now. That was Mom's favourite, and it's quite a show stopper. I love the way these petals ready to unfurl are tinged ever so slightly with brown (below). The petals seem to untwist as they open up.
The centres of the iris are so interesting as well. Like a whole little world in there.
The petals are slightly sparkly, but not sure if you can make that out in the photos.
My peonies are also coming out. I notice a neighbour down the street has peonies in full bloom and they're huge! My little hot pink peony is still rather small. I transplanted it a couple of years ago, and I know you're not supposed to, but it's actually doing better for the move. It was too shady where I had it. I think it'll be out fully tomorrow.
And here is my sad, sick little dog ... but don't feel too sorry for him ...
I changed his dog food for a slightly less expensive brand this week. He has a sensitive tummy and can't really tolerate a wild change in diet, but I thought he'd be ok. This morning he wouldn't touch his breakfast, and I thought he was suffering a bit from the changeover at his supper last night. However, later in the morning I discovered the new bag of dog food that was clipped closed at the top had been ripped open on the side! Sneaky pup had actually loved the new food so much that he couldn't resist helping himself to a feast of it on the sly while we slept. We've always kept the dog food in the same place in the basement and he's never tried to get into it before. Boy, is he uncomfortable this morning. I've never seen him go so slowly on his walk ... and I think walking is the only thing that is going to ease his belly. I doubt he learned his lesson though, so the food has been moved.
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