Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sunset Garden

After the sunset dropped behind the hill to the west on its way to sink into the Pacific Ocean, I stepped out back to water the terrace garden.
The Mayflower roses are blooming. They approve of the spot I planted them, taking them out of the large pot where they had lived in Los Angeles and also through the winter here in Camarillo.

The surprise iris I discovered by the compost bin is opening its petals. I am looking forward to discovering exactly what color it has decided to be this spring.

And to make this spring day a happy, happy one despite thinking about taxes, I have the wonderful news that Kiti is bringing The Boy to visit--tomorrow!


Ally Jay said...

Beautiful roses

ellen b. said...

Beautiful blooms and wonderful news that the mom and little one is going to be on their way today!!

Anonymous said...

Exciting news! Hope we'll get to see more that darling little face here on your blog :-)

Mary said...


All of your blooms are beautiful. The surprise iris looks very much like the one that I have that is different shades of brown. It really surprised me as well. I have never seen that color iris except in the gardens of my grandmother, mother and myself. The original toe would be about 100 years old now.

Please be sure to let me know what color it is when it blooms. Very interesting.


Knitting Linguist said...

Whoo-hoo! Boy visits and flowers -- life is good :)

Barbara said...

It's amazing how the colours change once it is getting dark.
Watering your plants!! We had so much rain last night that my garden isunder water again.

Enjoy the little boy. I'm jealous!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Beautiful roses...that's a fabulous photo. I always love how waterdrops glitter and shine on roses!

I know you are having a wonderful time today visiting with the boy!

Bethany said...

I hope you had a good visit today!! I'm sure you did. And your flowers are absolutely stunning! I wish I could smell them! I have no roses or irises in my yard right now and they are both a couple of my favorite flowers! So I have to enjoy your photos! Thanks :)

Marg said...

I'm beginning to think that your back yard is the ocean??
Anyways enjoy that little grandchild.

Flower said...

What a beautiful rose!!
Slow boy is laughing!!

Jani said...

Catching up ... that iris is gonna be a stunner! I know that you'll enjoy your time with that baby boy!