Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The purple iris are always the first to appear. This group is in between the box woods on the left side of the front. I have others near the cabin which are the same kind, but they do not bloom until after the bronze which are planted in front of the box woods to the left of the front door.
I took these pictures after the rain had ceased for awhile on Sunday morning. If you enlarge the bronze iris you can see the rain drops.
The neighbors have a variety of iris that Brenda brought from her Mother's home. I will try to some pictures of them. When you come up the drive and look to your left you are greeted by those wonderful flowers.
This morning when I awoke and went into the kitchen, it was 34 degrees so I was really slow getting ready for the day. Burrr I thought we had gotten through the cold weather. Seems like my body does not adjust to cold weather as quickly since it has been in the eighties. I was really surprised to see Sam Cat prowling the house as he likes to stay under the covers in Mimi's room when it is this cool.
The Kitty Justice is that this is just one of those southern winters we have and if you look out you will see the locust trees in bloom. We have had Dogwood winter and Red bud winter so now we are in Locust winter. We southern like to give any little ole cold spell a name, just makes them more tolerable.


Marcel said...

Nice photos. It was cold here today too. Sunny but cold. The idea of weather in the 80's seems like something from another world. Opps, I guess is is from another world, well at least another part of North America.

Thanks for your visits to my blog and all the kind things you write.


Changes in the wind said...

I love iris's but here in the hot desert they don't do well, thanks for the pictures:)

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks. That fifty degree swing here is hard for my internal thermoter to work properly. It was warmer this morning a big 41 degree.

Your blog is awesome. I always visit it first when surfing. Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

Glad you enjoyed the iris. Your area has some neat plants that it is too cold for here.
Thanks for visiting. Peace

Marcel said...

Hi Lady Di,

I seldom go to the movies, in fact maybe once or twice a year is all. So I had to chuckle when I saw your post this morning on my blog and your mentioned the Bucket List, because I did go see that movie. I’m glad you are now making a list, but I hope you still have many decades to do all the things on your list. Please put Sitka near the top, we would love to show you around town.


Mary said...

Lady Di,

The photos of the iris are lovely. We can't get the bronze here anymore. I do have them but they are from a plant that my great-grandmother had. The original plant would be about 90 years old now. Grandma and then Mom took toes off of it and have grown them in their gardens since I was a little girl. I have a toe off of my mother's. I don't think it is as dark in color as yours, but very similar. When it blooms I will post a photo.

I have a few different iris and love them. One of these years I want to make an iris garden on the side of the terrace. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful blooms.

It is cold here as well. It was below freezing here last night and the night before.


Merle said...

Dear Lady Di ~~ Glad you liked the e mail and thanks for yours. I am terrified of dentists, so I doubt if we are alone in that. My thoughts and prayers for Mimi on Friday. I hope
all goes well for her. Take care,
dear friend, Love, Merle.

Corn Dog said...

Gorgeous irises, Di