Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Walk Around The Garden

(Photos copyright Anne M. Huskey-Lockard, 2009, all rights reserved)
Some lovely old fashioned iris; they have proliferated---I have too many but love them so........

St. Francis amidst the violet leaves, day lilies and another old fashioned iris that was frequently found in cemeteries and roadside ditches.

The Sunshine Locust, with brilliant lighting.......

Dames Rocket and the Oriental Poppies beginning to unfurl their papery red skirts, all aglow with sunlight.......
Another older iris, with most peculiar coloring; a bit purple, a bit beige, and in the right light, an iridescent sheen. It almost looks frosted.
How can the day be bad when all this beauty surrounds me?
May your day be as tranquil and lovely and may you be inspired to put some beauty back into the world!


Leslie said...

Not bad at all!.

I think the last Iris is also an old variety. Does it smell kinda lemony? If it's the one I think, we had them in our garden as well when I was growing up.

Lovely photos, there must of been a mood going on. I took some shots in the church garden yesterday as well.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yes, it has a soft unusual, powdery smell--lemony. I have a couple that smell like grape soda too!
It's so odd; the difference in the scents and shapes. I do prefer the older varieties; they hold up better.

Vicki said...

Lovely. I especially like the lighting on the first iris shot. Very peaceful, unlike my garden with toddler hands helping!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I don't know Vicki...more hands to help sounds good!!! And those iris are pretty much indestructible. Maybe you need some!

Linda Moran said...

Beautiful!!! The first shot of iris is spectacular with the light. And I love the poppy red with the purples - you can see a hint of purple in the poppy to tie them all together. I so miss a "normal" spring!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Linda, I don't know how you function. But I must admti, Spring is the best season for my flowers. Usually by summer everything is cooked and eaten by Japanese I shoot and shoot and shoot in the spring, when it's all fresh and pretty, then use the pics later in the year!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

beautiful shots - the lighting on the first iris and the poppy is fabulous!

enjoy your day

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You to Tristan! I love shooting with the high contrast light!
Now off to the John Deere.....getting my sating tights and golden lasso out again.... ;)

teri said...

I photographed many iris yesterday
today the peonies are popping out
thank you for sharing

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I had soft pink peonies in bloom today; shot some of those and hope they turn out good! My garden blooms out almost all at once, then is gone.
I grab the pics of iris as soon as they open!

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