Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Love Is In The Air

Um. I mean the pond?

No wait. It is in the air. 

Oops. I meant the pond. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Butterfly Season Begins

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

It's official. Butterfly season 2018 has begun for me with a glimpse of some yellow on yellow to chase for a moment on this perfectly sunny day which followed a week of mostly rain. Old timey butterfly fact of the day: Wikipedia says the first known drawing of a North American butterfly was this species.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Going to Seed and Set to Flower

The species tulip are ahead of the alliums, already going to see while the alliums are just getting ready to flower. On this gray day in May though they were almost the same shade of green.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Irises in May, 1890 and Today

Not so long before his death, Van Gogh made that famous painting of Irises in May that once sold for a mere 53 million bucks and also this still life with an Iris bouquet.

It didn't cost me a dime to stroll past some blooming irises and buds this spring. Cheap thrills!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


I was daydreaming about putting a little something together, a bouquet, a garden, some plants in a pot maybe...something.