Tuesday, May 27, 2014

White Iris

This stunning beauty took my breath away as I turned on to our side street.  This was the first time I've ever planted white iris's and I look forward to planting more of these beauties!  

What I've learned is that it takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. There are between 260 & 300 species!

They just scream Spring to me!  How about you, what's your favorite spring and summer flower?  My favorite summer flower is the Casablanca lily!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thankful Thursday ~ Nieces

There is so much to be thankful for, let me start with these little gems!  I still can't believe the four older ones, were flower-girls at our wedding, and now are young women who are beginning to launch their careers and their adult lives! Their accomplishments make me smile with pride.

From left to right, "M" going off to medical school in August.  "L" completing her dental hygiene program last spring. "C" going on to 9th grade. "C" graduating June 1st with a Masters in Forensic Psychology, and "S" graduating this weekend with a Masters in Special Education.

From left to right ~ "L" on the floor, "C" & "M" on the left & right & "S" leaning against "M" - my oldest nephew is also in this photo.

My favorite photo, taken at Old Orchard Beach, Maine - from left to right - "L" ~ "C" ~ "S" ~ "M"

These girls simply fill my heart!