Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
My first day of the summer in which I don''t have to work. The little dog has me up early and I get rewarded with this view.
The sky was decorated with clouds for a long distance in the vertical. It helps for me to get a good shot even with my foreground below all this being very undesirable. This could be a sky on the North Shore of Minnesota as I remember them well. The balsam pine tree represents the state as there are so many of these pines everywhere. My neighbors row of trees on the right of the photo makes it look like we are in a forest.
I was up early enough to get my flag hung on the front porch. When you get up early you have extra trime to remember to get it up on Memorial Day. I will leave it up all summer. Photos will be following in a few days.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
I am taking a day off from showing another iris shot. I do have plenty that I can share but these blooms from my mock orange shrub are just now blooming. The fragrance is so wonderful. The shrub isn't really in full bloom yet but the flowers have started opening a few days ago.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
I am up early with the dog and the sun shines brightly giving me a strong light on this new iris. The iPhone picture is adequate but not my best work. I bought this iris last summer and planted it so as to give it time to establish itself. I don't always succeed in getting them to bloom the next spring but it did this time. I guess it does make sense to get as much growth out of them even if they are new. I know normally an iris planted in the fall will never bloom in the spring.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
There is no perfect angle in which to take a shot of a flag iris bloom. The three falls and other petals never line up well with the camera.