Tuesday, May 16, 2017

RAIN LILIES!


For me, seeing rain lilies is comparable to finding a surprise package in my mailbox! The roadside of one of our busy streets had lovely group and individual displays of them this morning as we headed off to fulfill a time commitment. I was "chompin' at the bit", knowing the likelihood of their still being there when we returned was unlikely because they have the peculiar habit of coming up the morning after a rain (or, I've noticed following a good water-sprinkling over our library yard), then generally they disappear, challenging you to find where they stood regally a short time before! Perhaps that's why I like them so much: not only do they surprise me when they arrive, but in their also surprising me when they go, it's with a promise they'll surprise me again another morning! Though it was quite windy, obviously I did get pictures this morning!




P.S. More info is available regarding Rain Lilies by "googling"; one such site is:   http://texashighways.com/txtop40/item/4450-rain-lily

Friday, April 28, 2017

BEAUTY ON THE WAY

What beauty I saw as I entered the hospital 
parking lot on my way to visit John yesterday! 

Monday, April 10, 2017

RAINDROPS ON . . .

Following a brief rain shower, my cellphone and I were busy on our way home from getting the mail.








Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

A PEACEFULPLACE

 When I came upon this scene, I had 
only my cell phone, so the clarity is not 
what I wish but "you get the picture"!






Wednesday, March 29, 2017

PRIMROSES REMIND ME OF KAY and MARY JEAN

 A windy day - Oh what could I do - other than
 take pictures anyway - to share with you two?


Monday, March 27, 2017

FIRST BLOOM ON JOHN'S IRIS!


Above: First bloom 
plus buds promising more!
Below: A close-up view.



Saturday, March 25, 2017

LOOKING FORWARD

 



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














        Pretty prickly portrait!
















3-24-2017  

Day 2 of blooms: 2 Blossoms!












3-22-2017
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

SPRING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD

 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!