11-26-13 Another Time and Another Place

I suppose I should be posting something slightly more seasonal, shouldn’t I? But perhaps these purple iris are blooming somewhere in Australia, where summer is about to begin. So I would suggest they are seasonal. Frankly, I wasn’t looking for a flower photo for this blog today; I was just looking for a colorful photo…

06-01-13 Ready To Bloom

For a person who thrives on warm weather and sunshine, June is an important month. The grass is pretty green by now, the days are incredibly long and there is the promise of summer. The iris pictured here is, of course, a symbol of all of that. . .

06-01-12 Flowers For Katie I

Once again a photo found me. I was engaged in the mundane task of putting our garbage receptacle away, when I noticed that the late evening sun was offering perfect, direct light on Deb’s beautiful Siberian iris patch, which had just gone into bloom. Knowing that I only had a few minutes of this particular…

05-19-12 About To Bloom

I’m practicing my macro technique again, this time on an Iris that is probably one day away from full bloom. Somehow an iris bud reminds me of the super compact foam toys that blow up to huge proportion when you add water. I guess with an iris you just add water, too.

A Beautiful Place

In light of current events in Japan, I went back to my collection of photos. I hadn’t really looked closely at this one before but I like it because the place conveys the kind of beauty and peace I found in many locations while visiting Japan. The images of destruction in Japan are wrenching. We…