Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Rose Moon...

Heavy clouds obscured another month's full moon on Friday. This moon, according to my favorite source, is the Rose Moon. The roses in Haiku's garden (she is the rose gardener in the family) are in bud and will certainly begin to bloom during the month of June, so this moon name seems appropriate. Since the roses are not yet blooming, the photos today are from some of the other blossoms in my various gardens after last night's much-needed rain.








photo 1) Scarlett O'Hara in the front garden... again! 2) Wild Jasmine Iris in Mariah's Garden
3) River Hawk Iris in the butterfly garden 4) Blue Flax in Haiku's Rose and Herb Garden

6 comments:

Mrs. Pivec said...

Lovely spring flowers! I took a number of pictures myself while up in MN of all the pretty spring things that I miss in Florida. The peonies and lilacs are my favorite.

Love the picture of the flax. It's so delicate!

Aisling said...

Thank you! I would certainly miss my familiar flowers if I moved to a different climate!

In the late afternoon, the flax rains blue petals on the ground around it. In the morning, an entirely new "flock" of dainty blue flowers emerges to float on the wind for a day.

Nan - said...

I love that blue flax! What a color! A tiny bit like Forget-Me-Nots, but deeper. And what a lovely description of them in your comment.

Aisling said...

Nan, I agree with you about the color of the flax. It is so pretty. I understand this to be the plant used in making linen. I would just love to see vast fields of flax blooming!

L.L. Barkat said...

The iris... it fills my heart with awe.

Aisling said...

l.l., Iris are one of my favorite flowers... though for a gardener, picking a favorite is like picking a favorite child - just impossible. Which one inspires awe, the gold (Wild Jasmine) or the blue (River Hawk)? I love them both, for their saturated color, the dappling and detail on their petals and falls, and their graceful forms.