Monday, May 16, 2011

Morning walk

Early morning fog has greeted me the last several days for my morning walk.  I love fog.  Not to drive in, of course.  Nasty stuff.  But to walk in fog.  Something eerily charming about it.

I have a number of directions I like to walk in our neighborhood.  One of my favorites is down this lovely tree-lined lane.  At the end of the lane is a private gated estate.

Just a little mansion.  It kind of reminds me of Disneyland.  It's beautiful but not really my taste.  I'm quite content with my cape cod home surrounded with sycamore trees instead of a fence and gate.

And speaking of sycamores.  Don't you just love their trunk texture.  I have yet to capture their beauty.  The one in my front yard just begs to be climbed.

Over the weekend, my irises began exploding.  Such color and complexity.  I just want to squeeze them.  The flower has always had a special charm to me and reminds me of my grandmother's garden.  She had rows and rows of irises and peonies around her Iowa farmhouse. 

She's been gone for 30 years and I still miss her.

I wonder if she ever had a moment to examine the beauty of her flowers.  I hope so.

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TexWisGirl said...

so sweet. yeah, that 'castle' is a BIT much!!! but the fog and your lane and the trees are just lovely...

She Who Carries Camera said...

What a beautiful area you live in and your photos made me think of Yorkshire, England where my hubby is from. Especially the fog image. Beautiful photos! I wish I had a walk like that near our house!

Kathy said...

Iris is one of my favorite flowers. Ours have already bloomed and gone. I'm hoping to see some "middle" and "late" bloomers later in the summer.

beth said...

our iris plants are just barely showing us their beautiful faces....i'm waiting patiently !

Lisa Gordon said...

These photographs are wonderful!
The mansion would not be my style either, but you know, I sure would like to see the inside of it!! :-)

deb did it said...

oh what memories of my own Grandmother...she had purple irises in her yard too