Monday, May 26, 2008

Another Iris

another iris
Originally uploaded by chaimann
It's been a good spring for the irises. Several have bloomed and folded already. As of today, we had four blossoms, and three more thinking about opening up.

Finch rumble

The finches who live in the lilacs got a little rowdy this morning.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Spring blazes forth

Originally uploaded by chaimann
Spring reached critical mass a couple of weeks ago. That's the day when I look off in the distance, maybe down the river I cross on the way to work, or at the hills near the reservoir, and I see more green than brown.

Since then, things have been greening up with a vengeance. We have had to mow several times. The lilacs have bloomed and are starting to fade, but every now and then, the breeze still sends a puff of their scent through my window.

A few days ago, I noticed that the irises were budding. They haven't bloomed for a couple of years, presumably because I am a neglectful gardener who never remembers to divide them in the fall. Last night, I had to rinse something off with the garden hose, so I gave the iris a drinks while I was at it. This morning, when we left for church, I saw this beauty.