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in sunshine and in snow

March 31, 2010

for 54 years today…Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

Iris histrioides 'Katharine Hodgkin' on the first day of spring

Iris histrioides 'Katharine Hodgkin' a few days later

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  1. April 1, 2010 6:38 am

    Katherine looks a little chilled in the second photo. I hope that you are all done with that kind of weather up there and can to begin to enjoy spring.

  2. mattisalomaki permalink
    April 1, 2010 10:11 am

    there is something about new flowers with melting snow in the background that makes me grin! Matti

  3. April 1, 2010 10:24 am

    From the looks of today, winter never happened! We’re due for sun and freakishly warm temps (81F) for the weekend. I love it, but the little flowers persevering through the melting snow did my heart good, too.

  4. April 1, 2010 1:21 pm

    Poor little irises. They look like they’re wearing blue seersucker suits.

  5. April 1, 2010 2:10 pm

    What a pretty iris. This time of year the weather is so changeable, we never quite know what to expect.

  6. April 3, 2010 7:32 am

    wonderful photos and thoughts… how did the irises do in the heat… we had unusual warmth and mine said “I would rather have snow…”

    • April 3, 2010 10:04 am

      They did OK in the snow but the heat is wearing them out. A week plus with their color I think defines the word, “ephemeral” :) but they’re a joy while they last. The snowdrops meanwhile just glide on.

  7. April 7, 2010 6:17 pm

    They are on my list. So delicate.

    • April 8, 2010 12:06 pm

      They’re such a wonderful spring reward in the empty garden, I can assure you :)

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