I’ve been waiting for this moment for two years.
They were not open this morning, but as I pulled into the driveway about an hour ago, I could see that brilliant purple.
Awe. Like first time you see that fledgling sprout push its way through the soil.
In fact, I gasped.
Beautiful purple irises.
I wish I could tell you their specific name, but I have no clue.
They are majestic no matter what their official name may be.
With all the negativity in the news these days I thought I would create something that speaks to beauty and love. And it is almost spring. A time to celebrate renewal and color!
I shot most of this video while walking my dogs around the neighborhood…it’s where I get lots of inspiration for color schemes! The spanish moss shot is from a recent trip to Savannah, and that soft, white, fluffy rug is from Home Goods. Honest Stephielou.
The short video is a twist on one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite movies this year, La La Land. Hope it inspires you to see the beauty around you.
They just blossomed last week.
You mist, water and wait. Then one day, you burst with joy when you see signs of life once again.
It’s worth all of the anticipation.
If I were a painter, I would try to paint this…
I think they are beautiful. Stripped or discarded.
They remind me of Cézanne and his paintings of fruit.
Happy Friday to you!
They may feel or look delicate, but it takes a strong will to withstand a winter storm.
If they could talk, they should say something like: “We’d like to see you spend your weekend out here, in the frigid ground, having ice, snow and blustery cold winds whip you around and around.” It’s not a walk in the park, people!”
Got to give those pansies some credit. They are tough!
But, as in life, not all who fight the brave battle, survive.
The cycle of life is anyone’s guess.
Rest in peace, fallen comrade. ❤