There is always so much to see…this Wednesday the weather was so beautiful I didn’t really take a lot of pictures, but the creek was so stunning with the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees and the native grasses below. I just had to take a memory of it.
My friend and fellow blogger Lady Muffett stopped by for another walk today and we discovered these by the side of the road. I admit the Bearded Iris is not exactly a wildflower, but I don’t think anyone would have planted it there. Perhaps a bird planted it, long, long ago? Or perhaps there was some structure here once, that the flowers stood in front of and now only the flowers remain. In any case they were beautiful. So here is a bouquet for you.
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I am not a rosarian. Although, I have probably sixty different roses in my garden. But I make no claim to expertise or any particular knowledge other than my pure emotional response to the simple, garden rose. I must confess, although it is a luxury, my roses mostly come from one source. They are hybrids of old strong-scented English roses with modern repeat flowering plants from the esteemed David Austin. I am a fan. I admit it. Point me toward a David Austin rose and I will buy it.
And here are the first roses of 2012, waiting to be put into a vase. Ahhh… summer … it is here. The scent of it is heavenly!
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I started out on my walk today, accompanied by my friend and fellow blogger, the very entertaining Lady Muffett, and the first thing we saw was the famous “chicken crossing the road”. We would have gotten closer for a better picture if a giant Hawk hadn’t swooped down low enough to frighten the poor thing off. Why did the chicken cross the road? In this case I think it was going to get its mail!
We continued on a bit and the weather turned a little ominous. We were just looking at this wonderful structure when the sun disappeared and some rather dramatic clouds came in.
We thought about turning back but decided to carry on. Don’t worry if you ever get lost in the wine country there is plenty of signage to aid you.
We came to a treacherous bridge. I was a little nervous to walk across the surface, especially when I looked below, and fortunately we didn’t bring the dogs! But the Lady is adventurous and on we went.
There is nothing like the green of Spring. And finally we were home.