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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bloomin' Beauties

Yesterday morning, I dragged the chaise over to the lawn area and read the paper while enjoying the quiet warmth. Not a sound could I hear other than the odd cheep cheep of a couple of birds. I noticed that one of the poppy buds was starting to show some colour and that one of the iris buds was close to opening.

This morning when I pulled open the family room blinds, lo and behold the iris had blossomed! I ran to get my camera to take a photo and after doing so, looked around and saw that the poppy had also opened overnight.

I find this an exciting time of year as the flowers start to blossom and stretch toward the sun in the brilliant blue sky. We now have 8 fuschias hanging from the patio edges, 4 tomato plants, 4 pots of osteospermum at the front, and a pot of margueritas and a pot of cosmos beautifying my little patio. Oh yes, we've now been discovered by hummingbirds, too. Such fun!

Today it's very hot - almost 30C here in my little village with just a bit of a breeze. We're bbqing chicken tonight and steak tomorrow when my friend Josie comes out to enjoy the 'burbs with us.

Be sure to click on the photos to see the detail. Notice how many other iris buds there are and see how many poppy pods you can count. Have a great weekend, everyone!


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Very pretty indeed.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Great photos..you beat me to a "Poppy Post" !!

Country Girl said...

Thee photos are lovely and clicking on them is the thing to do. Gorgeous!
Have fun with your bbq and Josie. I'd heard she was coming this weekend.

Ruth W. said...

my poppies are probably a week away from blooming, but I sure do love them.

peppylady said...

Love your iris.

Coffee is on.

Jo said...

Gorgeous! I can hardly wait. :-)

nancygrayce said...

Gorgeous. Good gardening!