Monday, May 29, 2006

Suddenly Summer

It's suddenly summer roundabout Exit 151. Today's high was 93 F (34 C)!

Over the Memorial Day weekend – before it became too hot – I went to the Presby Iris Gardens open house. While there I saw Anne and Anelia [*waving hi*] and also this amazing specimen.

Black iris

Having done Project Spectrum in orchids, a reprise in irises seemed only fitting. After all, the flower is named for the ancient Greek goddess of the rainbow.

Pink iris Red iris Orange iris
Yellow iris Blue iris Purple iris
White iris Crazy iris - gray with purple and brown Black iris

The sudden heat is simply mind-numbing, but I did manage to add some bloggy bling to the sidebar and faux categories to some posts thanks to Virtual Scratchpad. I do envy Typepad and Movable Type users their categories – we'll see how well faux ones work.



--Deb said...

Beautiful irises! Good reading list you've got there, too--good luck with that!

Ava said...

Nice entry. I'm struggling with blogger too: how did you post the set of 9 iris pictures? Did you post as a set or did you upload all 9 individually?

Calling Kahlo said...

I am struggling with blogger and I haven't been able to do much with the photos. Can you share you did the photos? I am using the Hello software.

dragon knitter said...

holy cow, were those GREY irises? too cool!

Ava said...

Ina, thanks for the link to Virtual Scratchpad. I decided to copy the code of all my pix on Flickr, then pasted them inside the posting on "edit HTML" mode. I'm sure there is an easier way to do it, but I'm using Flickr's free version for now.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful Irises! Thanks for sharing the photos. Montclair is not too far from me. I'll have to make the trek out and see them for myself.

Donna Boucher said...

Oh my goodness...what a lovely sight! I love iris'.