It is an overcast day, trying to rain a little. I did some garden work after returning from our walk. With the last few very warm days, everything is growing, including the weeds. The lilacs are glorious but I have begun the very big task of getting the dead wood out. Beau loves the bit about picking up sticks but will not carry them to the dumpster for me. Dogs.
In the rock garden , the miniature iris have been blooming a week now. I love this flower in all its forms. This year though, these particular blooms are a little sad. Last year, in April, my mother asked me to give her some for her garden. I promised to bring them in the Fall when I dug them for thinning. She passed away in July.
They will probably remind me of her and of her love for my gardens for a very long time.
Here is “little rooms: the guardian”, the newest and perhaps next to the last in this series.
**With the rain just beginning, it is off to the studio. There’s a set of landscapes on the wall waiting my attention. Rain is wonderful in the dry climate, and a welcome reason to stay indoors.
Next week I will begin preparing for my upcoming teaching trip. I’ll be in Salt Lake City with the Utah Surface Design Group for five days in early June. After a couple of months at home it will be fun to plan for the workshops. I’m looking forward to the group.