Saturday, March 25, 2017



3-22-17  First cactus 
blossom of the spring 
and we are looking 
forward to more blooms.

        Pretty prickly portrait!


Day 2 of blooms: 2 Blossoms!

Our first-ever purple iris!
Kay Rollins gave several
bulbs to John last fall and
and it was with great excite-
ment I hurried in to tell him 
when I saw this!

3-24-2017  Day 2 of Picture-
Taking of Purple Iris #1 as she 
was having fun playing in the breezy sunlight and shadows.
Thank you so much for this
added beauty,Kay!

This demands no explanation for only one viewer! For the rest of you, I have that one friend who posted a comment on my yellow roses, "Pretty, but I prefer carnations." Anyone have any comments?  :-)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


 The aged wood that accompanies this rose is 
of amazing beauty to my eyes.
 Each spring each astounding individual petal is a tribute
 to its Creator with Whom I thoroughly enjoy sharing 
a view with my dear friend, Joni Zipp Brandt! 
Here, I believe, is Lemon Verbena, reminiscent of 
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House On the Prairie stories. These tiny flowers grow wild in our yard each year, about half the size of a dime. How amazing is the perfection of each one!

Sunday, March 19, 2017


                                        He posed and he serenaded!

Thursday, March 16, 2017