My irises are blooming!
When I was a teenager one of my mom’s friends gave her a whole bunch of iris bulbs and I planted them in our yard. One of my first experiences with gardening. Over time, though, they got really crowded and long ago they stopped blooming. So I told my dad if he thinned them they would probably bloom again. And it occurred to me that he could bring me the ones he pulled and I could plant some in my garden. I planted these in the fall of 2010 and last year I was pleasantly surprised at how many shoots came up in the spring. But I was not at all surprised that there were no blooms that first year.
This year I was hopeful though. And the irises have delivered far beyond my wildest expectations. Right now we have twenty big blooms. Oh such a wonderful abundance!
Still, my children are my most precious flowers. And I love being surprised by all their unexpected blooms.
Bella surprised me by doing her own hair this morning. It looked really good.
She anchored it with two barrettes.
From the front it looks rather like the way I did my hair for my wedding.