Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to JULY...Today's photo includes one of our amazing ROSES this year. Her name is All American Magic, and this picture was taken on 6/18/22. Have a great month ahead.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Dear Friends,  Welcome to JUNE....  I am scratching my head wondering what has happened to  May!!!!  My Goodness---Guess I'm just getting old!!!!!

George and I took a little day trip to our local state park here,  Cumberland Mountain State Park,  this past Sunday (5/28/22) ... It was a beautiful sunny, clear and warm (but not hot) day...  SO PERFECT!! 

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at their restaurant --and then did some walking along the lake front taking pictures and watching all of the people enjoying the day! 

Here are 8 pictures from our day!!!!!   Catch me up on your June plans!!!!!  We will celebrate our Anniversary week (June 23) at one of our favorite places,  Pisgah Inn along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.... 

Look at that delicious dinner we had (fried chicken, roast beef,  mashed potatoes,  creamed corn,  green beans,  salad, Iced Tea,  and some of the best Banana Pudding EVER)!!!!

The view from our table in the restaurant!!!

People taking advantage of the beautiful day on the lake;  See the Row Boat?  Now look closely at the front of the boat!!!!!  See the big dog leading the way!!! ha

Some of the Mountain Laurel in full bloom 

Whether it was Kayaking or in Row Boats,  people were really enjoying their day as much as we were.

The   'world famous' bridge at Cumberland Mountain State Park

People were fishing on both sides of the lake.

Here's two OLD PEOPLE who are having a great day!!!!   Look at that gorgeous sky!!!!

Well---- that was our special day!!!!    Hope you are well and staying healthy and happy!!!!

Have an awesome month!!



Monday, May 16, 2022

IRISES in our YARD --2022 (Part II)

Dear Blog Friends,  Last week I published some of our beautiful IRIS Collections.  See that post by clicking HERE.

Today I'll share Part II of our IRISES this year.  As I said last week,  this has been our BEST year yet when it comes to the Irises...They are almost gone now --and will be missed.  BUT I have lots of pictures to keep looking at and sharing.

Part II shows some of the single IRISES up close and personal... Sit back and enjoy seeing these beauties... Imagine a yard full of about 500 of these (all different colors).  It has been magnificent.

Eggnog Iris 4/25/22

My Friend Jonathan Iris 4/26/22

Second Fiddle Iris 4/28/22

Floor Show Iris 4/28/22

Garden Grace Iris  4/29/22

Feedback Iris 4/29/22

Concertina Iris 4/29/22

Paprika Fono's Iris 5/3/22

Buckwheat Iris 5/3/22

Victoria Falls Iris 5/4/22

Orange Harvest Iris 5/4/22

Cantina Iris 5/4/22

Picasa Moon Iris 5/6/22

Elizabeth Poldack Iris 5/9/22

Tennessee Vol Iris 5/11/22

Mother Earth Iris 5/11/22

Champagne Elegance Iris 5/12/22

WELL --that's enough, but some of my favorites...I mostly tried to pick different ones from last week's group,  but there were still many more beauties...  I will close with my all-time (for years) favorite IRIS...

Hope you have an awesome week ahead...



Bountiful Harvest Iris  4/28/22