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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

They Continue to Bloom

Good morning,

The Iris are exceptionally beautiful this year and continue to bloom for weeks.  I took the image above without flash in bright sunlight.
This is the same image with flash.  They are both quite beautiful.
The roses have begun to bloom!
This is the same rose with flash.  I like the first one best.
 This one is taken shortly after a rain shower.
 I am hoping we don't get heavy rain while these are blooming.

Enjoy,

Lois

23 comments:

rkbsnana said...

I was going to comment how pretty the Iris' were then saw your beautiful roses. I can't decide which are prettier but your Iris sure looks pretty with your background. I hope you don't get heavy rains either. Enjoy

EG CameraGirl said...

So beautiful! They haven't even begin to bloom here yet!

VP said...

Wonderful!

Happy Days said...

WISH THEY WERE IN MY GARDEN!!! BEAUTIFUL! ...debbie

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the deep rich color of your Iris.

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty!

Marie said...

Lois, your flowers are gorgeous. I love iris--the remind me of orchids. We use to have lots of them before my husband had to do away with most of his flowerbeds. I was looking on your blog for an easy yeast roll recipe. I don't have a bread maker, do you have a recipe you would recommend for me?
Love,
Marie

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Marie,

Thanks for your sweet comments.

You can use any of the yeast recipes I have on line for the bread maker, but you have to do all of the work/kneading yourself. Start with dry ingredients mixed together, then slowly add wet ingredients while kneading until it is all together. Then knead for another ten minutes. Set in a warm place for the first rise. Cover with a damp towel to keep it from getting "crusty" on the outside before you want crust. When it had doubled in size, knead again for five minutes, then place in pans for baking. Allow to rise again, then bake as directed in the recipe.

My bread recipes are here:
http://loishands.blogspot.com/search/label/Bread%20Making

All the best,
Lois

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful! I really favor that deep purple color.

Wanda..... said...

Beautiful photos of the Iris, Lois. You probably received a down pour this evening...terrible storms here...just a bit northeast of you!

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, Wanda, lots of heavy rain right now. I hope some of the flowers survive out there.

Chip Allen said...

They're beautiful, Lois!

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers:)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, it's nice to see your irises all standing tall, I have a few that are topheavy with blooms and falling over.

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful flowers! Beautiful photos, the colors are great! thanks for sharing Joann

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I'm thinking, what a wonderful bouquet they'd all make...but then, cutting them and bringing them indoors and putting them in a vase would defeat the purpose of planting them in the first place....just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sorry I'm so late in getting over to visit with you since you left your comment in my blog ...I've been feeling poorly with a bout of the flu. Hope your week has been treating you well, and I wanted to thank you for stopping by.

My newest post if you care to view: REDHEADS

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely flowers, I hope that you don't get heavy storms like we did.

Betty Manousos said...

such a gorgeous series of flower photos! lovely! iris has always been one of my favourite flowers.

thanks for brightening my morning!

xo

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

BeeeeeUTeeFul flowers, Lois, esp the purple Iris! Gorgeous! =)

Bailey said...

Great shots. Our tuplips have come and gone, but the Iris seem shy this year.

NixBlog said...

Absolutely fantastic shots, Lois!
Please consider posting them up on muy Floral Friday Fotos meme. I am sure people would enjoy looking at them:
http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

Rose said...

that last shot is a real stunner!

Elaine said...

These are lovely! I am so looking forward to having flowers in my yard again....