Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Beautiful blooms on Wednesday!

"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom." ~Terri Guillemets

I awoke this morning to find that the iris have started blooming! I was so excited, I rushed out to take pictures as the sun was rising. You can see my neighbor's meadow, err, yard, in the background. He hasn't mowed it yet this spring. I think he's making hay or something over there.
A lovely chive flower.

Perennial sage, one of my favorites. I think I have about 5 different kinds.
The flag unfurls. When I was a kid, we called them flags. Did you?

I was really excited about allium last year and planted about 15 bulbs around the garden.

Sweet pink columbine.

A luscious fuschia spiderwort.

And here is something that doesn't belong in this post but I had to share, my Bride of Frankenstein painting created for EHAG's B&W Fright Challenge. I'll be listing her on ebay this week! Isn't she a beauty? 
"My spirits were elevated by the enchanting appearance of nature; the past was blotted from my memory, the present was tranquil, and the future gilded by bright rays of hope and anticipations of joy." ~ Mary Shelley


Kristen said...

Your flowers are way ahead of our's in CT. I have a lot of the same stuff you do but it is no where near blooming yet. My allium are just tiny green balls still. Do you have the giant ones? I have some of giant and smaller ones and my chives do not have any flowers yet either.
The Perennial sage is nice, I don't have any of that.
Same with the Iris, no flowers yet here.

Love your bride painting too!

Heather said...

Love the Bride!! (For a second I thought she was wearing ear buds... and it cracked me up)

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

I'm so glad I discovered your lovely blog and art! Your paintings are amazing!!
I love your flowers, we have some of the same in our yard. :)

Jessie McCandless said...

How fitting that you quoted Mary Shelly right after the Bride of Frankenstein portrait :)

It's gorgeous, by the way--all of it!! I can't believe you have such fabulous flowers growing in your own yard. We LOL

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your flowers are looking so lovely. Our irises haven't bloomed yet, but they're getting ready to pop soon. :) Who would have thought that chive flowers could be so pretty?
By the way, your Bride of Frankenstein is just amazing! Wonderful work, Jenn! :) Theresa

Kath said...

I love those big flag iris'es, they reimind me of the canal side walks my dad took us on when we were young. I love the alliums, they are like fireworks exploding!

joanne May said...

All your flower photos are beautiful. The Iris is especially stunning in the morning sun.:)
I have never heard or seen flags before. It looks like a strange shaped rose... I love this time of year when all the flowers unfold for Spring.
Great portrait of the bride of Frankenstein... Wonderful painting!
Have a good week.:)

joanne May said...

All your flower photo's are beautiful. I especially like the purple Iris in the morning sun. I have never heard of Flags before. They look like a strange shaped rose... I love this time of year when all the flowers unfold for Spring.:)
Your portrait of the bride of Frankenstein is wonderful.;)
Have a lovely week.x

Laura said...

Ohhh...fuschia colored spiderwort! Soooo beautiful! Mine are a deep dark purple. I'll have to try to get a good pic up soon.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh the colors and shapes of each flower is so unique and lovely!
You're way ahead of us seasonally.
Iris always make me think of pointed ballet slippered feet!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Wow Jen...your flowers are gorgeous and I had no idea you were so far ahead of us as far as spring having sprung!! The only thing we have had bloom here is dandelions!!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Always love looking at your blog whether photos or art!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

All absolutely spectacular. Isn't it exciting to see all of these beauties in bloom?