My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot.
~ Ashleigh Brilliant

Sunday, June 10, 2007

My Bloomers :-)

We spent most of the weekend gardening and doing yardwork. Here's BW weeding the tomato patch...

And today I noticed that our blue flax has started blooming, so I took some photos of it, as well as our lone, currently blooming iris. I picked the first two irises that bloomed and put them in a vase in our kitchen for BW's birthday (June 6). Normally I prefer to leave them blooming on our hillside by our driveway, but since 55 mph winds were predicted for the 7th, I figured I'd bring them inside so we could enjoy them rather than have them flattened! Turned out to be a good decision, as along with the wind we had 25ยบ temps and bloody SNOW! Grrr...

Anyway, here's the flax, grown from seeds my grandmother gave us years ago (they're such a beautiful shade of blue!)...

And here's the iris!...

And, as usual, a fitting quote du'jour...

Earth laughs in flowers.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.

~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"

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