Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Flower Power

When I got home from work yesterday, I looked outside and saw my neighbor's little yellow roses blooming. I don't know when that happend but I'm glad I didn't miss it. Everything is blooming right now and the fact that we've had a lot more rain than usual should mean there will be plenty of May flowers, right?

Last year, I had very few iris bloom but people tell me it's not unusual for that to happen some years. I hope they bloom soon ... I love them.

I had to lay down on the concrete sidewalk in our back yard  this morning to get this shot. These flowers are really tiny and I don't believe I've ever looked at them from this angle but I just love the little "stims" inside. I know there is a proper science name for that but all I really care to know is that these bloom every year and their color really makes me happy.  While I was down on the ground (thank goodness we have a fence or my neighbors might think they are living next to a crazy lady) I noticed the reflection of the blooming tree in my window.

And the blue sky. While I rarely future-trip, I am so ready for it to be Friday, 5:00 p.m.  I want to be outside.

I hope wherever you are, that you take the time to really see what's around you. There's beauty everywhere ...

A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.   ~ Georges Rouault


  1. I love your photos. My daughter photographs the usual in and unusual way and it is so awesome! I'm going to try to be more "daring" with my photography this summer!! Especially on my trip!!

  2. I really like that picture of the house showing the reflection of the tree in the window.

  3. What a fun view for your flowers--and a bonus of the tree reflecting in the window. As long as you have a camera in your hand, I don't think the neighbors would think you are crazy. But if you are on the ground talking to the blades of grass...well...then...

  4. I love the tree reflection in the window. Very nice composition. The blue flowers are so pretty too.

    We don't have anything blooming here yet. Still waiting on the dandelions to show up. I did see a robin in my yard today. Boy, did that make me smile!


Catching Up: A July Life List

It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks. We were in Alaska last week for 8 days and before that I can't even tell you what happened.  T...