with a respectful surrender
spring blooms nap
Usually, our irises finish blooming before summer officially arrives. This year, a couple of our iris blooms, similar to the one in the above image, insisted on meeting the summer solstice. They have since retired for their long nap until next spring.
I have been clearly absent from blogging for a couple of weeks. An escalated roller coaster ride with my own health issues, as well as spending several days in the hospital with my mother due to a sudden and unexpected surgery left me with no time or energy for much of anything else. She is now at home with us recuperating from her surgery. But I’m able to pop in today for a quick post. Thank you so much for your patience.
I hope the new season is off to a wonderful start for you.
This image of an iris bloom is another photomanipulation I did to digitally convert a photo into the likeness of an old Japanese woodblock print. I also learned from fellow bloggers, Francine and Frizz, that the image is also called a “xyloglyph.”