Blue is my favorite color and I really want to find this color of iris for my own garden. Problem is that I already have a very nice two toned purple bearded iris occupying the limited territory in my garden suitable for irises.
On today’s morning dog walk the crocosmia caught my eye. It had already caught the eye of the local bees.
However, the real flower of my day today was my niece, who is taking a real interest in construction these days:
This is heart warming to her structural engineer aunt, we are already discussing the need for a strong foundation…and she is getting it!
Cee’s Pick Me Up Post today inspired me to put together this post about flowers that we don’t usually think of as flowers. The quote is:
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfullness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.Thich Nhat Hanh
We were eating them as recently as two months ago. Then they got woody and the tops began to look like the tops of old Russian churches. Then they started to get a bit bumply under their caps …
… and this week they are popping out.
I think they are rather pretty. I also like the flowers of parsley. In the background of the photos above.
It is, I believe, a cousin of Queen Anne’s Lace. I like the subtlety and delicacy of it’s green tinged flowers. Sometimes, when I bother to bring flowers in from the garden, I will put them with roses in a vase, like some folks use baby’s breath. But mostly I just enjoy them when I am out in the yard.
Cee’s Flower of the Day, Wordless Wednesday