Thursday, May 23, 2013

What's In Bloom: May

The Iris Show has begun!

If you saw the photos I posted on my Facebook page, you may already know that I did a little procrastinating when it came to my gardening chores last week. Truth is I was feeling a little overwhelmed again. Apparently, while I was waiting for Spring to get here, the evil fairies who plant all of the weeds in my garden got a head start and I was in no hurry to battle them.

Then things started to bloom and I suddenly became a fiercely protective garden ninja warrior armed with gloves, shovels, clippers and trimmers. And once again my garden became a metaphor for my life, reminding me that it is by focusing on what makes me happy that I find the motivation to deal with all of life's problems and challenges.

Here are some photos I took of what's in bloom in my gardens right now:

Blue Irises

Blue Star



More of my beloved German Irises


The very first Peony bloom this year

Purple Columbine

Sweet Rocket

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Spring In Progress

May Flowers and Snow Showers

The weather has been behaving a little erratically lately and so have I.  Just like this Spring season, I seem to be running into a lot of setbacks and delays with all my various projects.  However, a wonderful thing happens when I am faced with things I can't control such as the weather; I learn to adjust.

So left with no other choice, I find myself developing patience and feeling gratitude for the progress both Spring and I have made this last month or so, despite the delays, despite what I think "should" be happening.

Here are some photos of spring's slow but still lovely progress in my yard and garden so far:

Sea of Daffodils

Vibrant Tulips

Pink Tulips

Frozen Tulip

Cherry Blossoms

Dogwood Blossoms