This is their 3rd summer but the first time these iris' have bloomed. So, I'm pretty stoked!
And just behind the iris' is my Meadow Rue; I love it's delicate blooms.
Last night, I just couldn't take it anymore! After weeks of working Mon to Fri 9-5; followed by weekends of gardening and yard sales (and loving every minute of it); I HAD to do something about the state of my house. So, I did a large scale tidy -- gardening tools back out to the shed; newspapers downstairs (ready to be used as a weed barrier this weekend when I finish the gravel path); clothes needing to be ironed upstairs to the spare room (along with the ironing board & iron). Vacuum, sweep, fluff, spit! How wonderful to be able to eat a meal off the dining room table again!
My 19 yr old came over and helped me put out some of my gardening do-dads and solar lights. And as we were placing my dragonfly lights around the planter, look what we discovered clinging to the side of the upper stair rail:
This photo is sideways to show his length and the intricate detail in his wings.
This photo was taken from the deck landing at the top of the stairs looking down at him.
He was still there after dark last night; but in my hurry to get everyone to school and work, I didn't look this morning. Isn't he beautiful! I don't know if it's usual for dragonflys to hang around that long. So, I sure hope he isn't hurt and that he's alive and well and just resting!