Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tripping in the garden..

ABC Wednesday
May 24th, 2017
The letter is T for TRIPPING

Tripping - 

a pretty big stretch here, but I am late with my post,

 and I have some garden pictures that do delight me,

and so I am going to show you what you see when you go TRIPPING 

 through the garden!!

The latest flower to bloom is the Iris..

It has grown tall, and the buds have been full and pregnant

This morning they were waving in the morning breeze

(a remnant from last night's fierce wind storm)

Just the common variety of Iris, but delicate and lovely all the same....

They join with the  Allium

(leaning up against the neighbour's fence)

and the ubiquitous but sweet ranunculus (buttercup)
that spreads itself throughout the garden
now that the Chinese Lantern Railway has
evidently found the winter too cold for passengers.....

a lovely yellow lily

the early peonies, which have just come into bloom

the lilac

the windflowers

and  the gorgeous quince blossom

The passionate orange poppy down the lane
is about to make our walks
(Bruce's and mine)
a cause to wonder and stand in awe.

here is the pretty pink fairy bell flower
whose proper name I have forgotten...

and the pure white bridal bush
that is now beginning to fade.

Beside it is the single white virginal peony
that blooms so generously
and this year is laden with full, bursting buds
which I will show you soon!

I will now take off the slippers I used for Tripping (no tulips left)
and urge you to visit ABC Wednesday
here with many thanks to all who make this meme possible.