Hello and thanks for visiting today! If you're a regular reader, you know I bought 3 pots of bulbs that would be a surprise on color. First to bloom were some adorable bright yellow Narcissus. Next to bloom was a white Hyacinth. The fragrance from that one is simply exotic and perfume-y. Yesterday morning my little Iris bloomed! It's so cute, you would not believe it. Now, my camera was not able to capture the pure rich dark purple of the flower.. I do not know why.. but it shows as dark blue. It's not.. it's purple!
I have them in 3 different sizes of glass hurricanes/cache pots etched with ferns. I have to say, they catch the light in beautiful ways. I found them on Amazon at 1/4 the price that the set of 3 are on other websites. I had one big one but just recently added the other 2. (Like 2 days ago. :-)
Just picture these dark purple. :-)
We had sun slanting in when I took these.. now it's cloudy.. mercurial weather of Oregon.
Don't you just love the white and yellow markings on the Iris petals?
One of my Christmas Cactus has a new little bloom.. it's the red-orange one with whitish throats on the petals. I have a white with pink centers and my favorite, my mom's, that is white and fuchsia around the petals. Zygotes.
I hope you've enjoyed my attempt at brightening up January! :-)
NOW.. let's talk Downtown Abbey - Season 4. ::sigh:: I am not happy with what happened to Anna on last Sunday's episode. And I'm not happy with that Edna Braithwaite, the maid who was rightly let go after going after Tom.. now it looks like she drugged him and slipped into his room! Can't we just have happy stuff? Huh?
I'm leaving in a bit for a lunch at my little sister Denise's home. She's making salmon, the other girls are bringing some things and I'm stopping at a little indie bakery in Hillsdale to pick up some fresh baked bread. It's the same bakery that Alicia Paulson goes to. I'm taking my crocheting to get some work done on it while we chat. I swam with Gracie yesterday.. we chat up and down the pool, it's fun and makes the time fly by. Well, time to get ready. Thanks for visiting!! What are you up to this week? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)