Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Fresh fragile blossoms --
Azaleas don pink and white
Ruffled dancing skirts.

Afternoon sun gilds
Green tree tops; a blue bench calls
The weary weeder.

Black stripes . . . orange . . . and white . . .
Is that a tiger lurking
In the purple shade?

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Carol Murdock said...

Vicki..your flowers are beautiful!
We call those purple Iris, Louisiana Iris down here. When I lived in Tennessee, they were called Japanese Iris.Do you know the correct name?
I hope your Roses root. I forgot to tell you the small stem one is a Tropicana,which is a deep coral color, the other two are JC.

~ Carol ~

Vicki Lane said...

Hey, Carol -- That particular iris is a Siberian iris -- I have some Louisiana irises down at our pond and they are bigger. Also I have some Japanese irises which have broader foliage and bigger falls (petals.) Still, they're all pretty similar, especially seen in close up.

Thanks for the info on the roses -- so far, so good!

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Vicki - LOVE this post!!!! I'm a fan of Haiku, and this brings forth a perfect visual - the photos are an added bonus.

It's going to be interesting to see what we have blooming when we get back home on Saturday!

Vicki Lane said...

Each rising sun lights
New waked beauties -- peonies,..
Columbines ... roses...

Tess Kincaid said...

Glorious pics and haiku! My yard is calling this weary weeder, too. It was so much fun seeing you over at Carol's blog, by the way. :^)

Vicki Lane said...

Hey, Willow, -- After all this rain, the weeds are trying to take over. I've been hoeing the garden, trying to bet them back.

Carol posted a much fuller account of the weekend than I did -- really nicely done. And as you said, you didn't have to go through Hotlanta!

Merisi said...

I shall never look at an iris again without thinking of your tiger lurking there! The garden scene with the blue bench is so soothing, I wished I could sit down and let it all embrace me.

Thank you for sharing all this beauty with us!

Vicki Lane said...

Thank you, Merisi! And thank you for my little trips to Vienna over on your blog. I love your photos!