We now have some golden yarrow blooming in the garden along the sidewalk leading up to the house. This is for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day photo challenge.
Our phlox is growing really beautifully. It was a little tricky to photograph because of its location behind some shrubs. (It grew there on its own.) I stepped into the shrub area for the one photo, and just as I was getting ready to squat in the garden for another, presenting an interesting angle of myself, a stranger’s van pulled into the driveway in order to turn around. I waited until it passed. 🙂 This is for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day Photo Challenge.
I’ve taken a number of iris photos in the garden, but now, several peonies are open. This is for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day Challenge.
According to Cee’s tips, I think I’ve missed a more ideal flower photo time by about 20 minutes. Perhaps, I’ll post a sequel later or a comparison. I’ve noticed Monet painted the same scenes at different times of day and in different lighting conditions.
Cee has some lovely peony photos in a pretty pink.
Some new varieties of iris opened up in the garden today. This is in answer to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge and Jude’s Life in Colour purple challenge. I’m pretty sure Jude will find these purple enough?
I had a struggle with my phone camera in the bright sunlight once more. The screen blacks out so much that I could barely see what I was framing at times or I would give it a little too much zoom and not know it until after I snapped the photo and viewed it inside. But a little persistence paid off.
I think this is almost a maroon, but it’s somewhere on the spectrum.
How many challenges can I meet with one post? Here’s another, a haiku for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #357.
while his neighbor curls
up in the sun, he stretches
long, unfurls, revives
© 2021 Susan Joy Clark
The challenge here was to write a haiku using synonyms of “high” and “refresh.”
Both irises really do have a curled up yellow neighbor which I would have photographed if he was not in such a state. Perhaps, I will have another photo opportunity.
Earlier, I wrote a tanka inspired by my irises. I wondered if that was too many poems on a single theme. Then again, Van Gogh painted irises at least four different times. Here is one of my favorites.