Monday, May 25, 2009

sandhill cranes

I wish the picture would have turned out better, but it's difficult to take photos through your windshield!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My first iris!

My mom let me dig up a few of her extra iris last year. Like so many of my perennials, I moved them in early spring so I didn't get any blooms. This year the fans are loaded with buds, and yesterday the first flower opened!

So pardon me while I revel in iris bliss for a moment :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

sonnet 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.