Sunday, October 29, 2006

green but not in the garden


All of the deep purple iris have finished flowering a couple of weeks ago at least and then this week, these came into flower. More burgundy / puce than purple and equally as gorgeous as the last lot.
Mind you that photo is very carefully framed. The garden and the rest of the block are definitely struggling with the water situation. Things are getting grim .

Anyhoo, even if the garden isn't green, I am ... with envy. My buddy Linda in Ohio and her friend Phylis [ the girls I went to Paducah with 10 years ago ] are leaving on Monday to go to the Houston Quilt Fair. They go to Paducah every year because it's ONLY a seven hour drive from Dayton, OH, but Houston is a much bigger deal both in the distance travelled and the size of the event. I'm not good with crowds. I found Paducah pretty mind boggling and I'm not sure I'd cope at all with something on the scale of Houston. However, I love living vicariously through my friends so I will await details with bated breath.
Still working on Nadie's Short and Sweet, and thinking about the next quilt.

7 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

We had a major storm today and I thought of you as the waters threatened to leak into my condo! We're all set, though. (thankfully)

Pretty flowers. So nice to see spring/summer stuff as I'm heading into the winter hibernation.

sheilaC said...

From a Pommie Born Aussie.... its Bated Breath and it means anxiously, or with anticipation. sheila

catsmum said...

I know what it means Sheila my sweet, I want to know the semantic origin

mehitabel said...

I went to Houston one year, for the Market part of the extravaganza, and it was absolutely overwhelming. We were there for 4 days (my boss was buying for 2 shops then) and got to experience a lot of the city as well--enormous shopping mall complete with ice rink in the center; restaurants where everything is chicken fried, including the corn and mashed potatoes. And the quilts... too much. But quite exhilerating. Some year I might get to the Festival part as well...

catsmum said...

My brain just melts at the thought of that many people.

Stephanie said...

So nice to see spring colors --- as I prepare my garden for winter in Chicago!

melissa said...

i like those iris .
i understand conpletely re the framing the flower shot so it looks decent !!
many of my garden blog posts are manipulated in this way!!its too disheartening otherwise .