Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Morning Irises


Happy Monday!

It's the start of a new week!

Don't you just love new beginnings?


A certain very nice man presented me with a bouquet of irises this weekend.


I love irises with all their intricate lines and brilliant colors.


They also signal the start of a new, fresh season.


I loved this gift of purple brilliance that graces my table and reminds me of spring, growth and renewal.

(I am starting to see that life as a single woman could be interesting indeed!)

Hope you all have great weeks!


Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
--Seneca

34 comments:

Old Kitty said...

"A certain very nice man" has beautiful taste! The flowers are gorgeous too! :-) Take care
x

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY STARS BB what a very nice man indeed!! He certainly knows they path to BB's heart is paved with posies.
You are most deserving of lovely flowers and new beginnings.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Gorgeous! Irises always remind me of my Kansas grandmother.

A 'certain very nice man' is quite thoughtful.

Happy Monday, Betty! ☺

Daisy said...

Here's to new beginnngs! The iris are beautiful, Betty. I hope you have a wonderful week. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Pretty flowers. The world is a better place with nice men.

Alison said...

Oh dear...this blog has just turned a new corner! Flowers from a beau? Wow. Are we going to have to keep an eye on you, missy?

Gigi said...

I love irises! These are gorgeous. "A certain man?" Hmmm, sounds like there is more that needs telling. Have a wonderful week, Betty.

Linda said...

The irises are truly lovely, and you've photographed them beautifully. You've found an interesting quotation to go with this post, too.

SueAnn said...

Irises are so beautiful...my favorite!!
Beautiful photos!
Hugs
SueAnn

Pearl said...

Beautiful flowers from a beautiful man? :-)

Pearl

Hilary said...

Oh, I'm intrigued.. tell us more! :)

Beautiful.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots!

Marg said...

Those are gorgeous Irises. Our haven't started to bloom yet. That is terrific that someone gave them to you. What fun.
Thanks so much for the nice birthday wishes. Have a great day.

ds said...

Beautiful irises. I agree--that "certain very nice man" has excellent taste!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

The flowers are lovely. Isn't spring wonderful.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

The flowers are lovely. Isn't spring wonderful.

Linda said...

I am a loss for words...
All I can say is Beautiful.

Susan Fields said...

I'm so glad to hear life as a single woman is turning out to be so interesting! And those flowers are gorgeous, what a beautiful color contrast!

jenny_o said...

Just beautiful - my favourite flower. You go, Betty :)

EmptyNester said...

As lovely as the flowers are, I find that I am more intrigued by the certain very nice man...do tell!

Unknown said...

What great pictures of your Irises! Miss you. Life looks good dosen't it. Bev

Theresa Milstein said...

Oh, those are beautiful. Purple is my favorite color.

Which band used that line? It was from that song "Closing Time".

I've missed your blog!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wonder what this certain nice man will do for you next?

Ms. A said...

I'll be waiting for some elaboration on the "certain very nice man".

Lin said...

Hmmmmmmmm. Flowers? A "certain very nice man"?

No matter WHO it is or for what reason...it sure is nice to be given flowers, isn't it? You certainly deserve them, Betty!

Tracy said...

Oh Betty, those are absolutely gorgeous! I love iris' and a nice man? How nice Betty? He better be nice to you :) you deserve it!

Linda said...

These are so beautiful. Wonderful shots. They were my fathers favorite.
thank you for sharing.

Ann said...

well thank heaven for certain very nice men who give nice women pretty irises.

LittleSilkDress said...

Lovely!

Out on the prairie said...

I was surprised to see a few bearded iris already in bloom yesterday.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Whoever the man was that presented you with those glorious irises is definitely a keeper.

Pat Tillett said...

LOVE that color! Thanks Betty...

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Hmmm, yes indeed it could be interesting! Be careful and have fun! I'm loving those iris--just may be my favorite flower, especially the Dutch variety!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Hmmm, yes indeed it could be interesting! Be careful and have fun! I'm loving those iris--just may be my favorite flower, especially the Dutch variety!