may is when the flowers bloom

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Friday, May 23, 2014

WARNING: Megaton of photos in this post! For mother's day my sister and I took Mom to Schreiner's Iris garden. It was sunny and beautiful and a good time was had by all.

it was SO SUNNY that taking pictures in the normal way was not going to happen  - too much contrast, too much shadow. So I decided I would take sort of abstract flower pictures. I think this one looks a little volcano-like.

Deep water!

Lady bug hard at work. She flew away right after I took this.

This looks like a solar flare, or maybe like a monster with no eyes who has a really sweet disposition but everyone is scared of him anyway. (until he saves the day by with elaborate butter sculptures that fool the enemy, somehow. Haven't really thought this out very far.)

I love the ombre effect on this one.

I'm just mad about saffron

inside Schreiner's
for $7.50 you could get a dozen cut iris. Each stem has around 3-5 potential blooms. WHAT A DEAL!

Peony peony peony peony. P-E-O-N-Y   F-O-R-E-V-E-R

foxtail lily
foxtail lily detail. They really do look like foxtails when you can see the whole thing.

bee at work
Hard working bee! (on an allium)

ridiculous ruffles. (I'm in a difficult typing spot right now because Otis the cat is trying to curl up and go to sleep on top of my arms. I have to push his feet off the keyboard...)

This should be some sort of airship/fighter in the new Star Wars.  pew pew pew  the pilot sits in the space above the orange stripe. It looks like it probably maneuvers well. GET ON THIS, HOLLYWOOD.

SPEAKING OF SPACE, these columbine in bud look like aliens and nobody can convince me otherwise.

Alien flower after it opens. STILL LOOKS ALIEN. Like, imagine if that was 4 football fields across and floating in the air while blasting historic/chronological songs of the summer over the city. Awesome, right?

Ambassador pink caterpillar heads down into the diplomatic sitting room.

red poppy


3 comments on "may is when the flowers bloom"
  1. Oh, good heavens! Your photos are wonderful. Like BEING that bee. I do believe this is the year of the Roses, but I am more than a little envious of all your iris.

  2. Thank you, Patty! They're not all MY iris, but I sure wish they were.
    You're so right about The Roses, though - it's going to be a good summer for flowers, I think.

  3. I LOVE THE ABSTRACT FLOWER PHOTOS! (all caps intentional - BIG LOVE!)


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