Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to MAY!!!! Spring is AWESOME. Enjoy some beautiful IRISES from our yard. Meet "Goodnight Kiss"

Wednesday, April 24, 2024


 Dear Blog Friends,   It's been too long!!!!  Can't believe that the last time I wrote a Blog Post was on Feb. 1st...   SORRY!!! George and I are still plugging along!!!!  Since I last wrote,  here are some of the things we have done:  Went to Mt. Nebo,  Arkansas in February;   Went to Florida to spend several days with George's Family in March;  Spent some time at Biltmore (to see the Tulips) in April;   In April, we spent a weekend  in Townsend, TN (Cades Cove) -- with my family to spread more of my son Bert's ashes on the day that he died one year ago (April 21).  

On the 29th of April,  we will spend a day at Fall Creek Falls,  and in June--we hope to spend our 23rd Wedding Anniversary at the Pisgah Inn, North Carolina...

SO--as you can tell,  even though we don't travel as much as we used to,  we are still putting one front in front of the other!!! We keep on pushing on, and won't allow my neuropathy problem keeping me from walking much these days,  or George's horrible back problem limiting his walking and working in the yard.  We definitely won't give up!!! George turned 82 in March and I will turn 82 in August.

Today's post will feature some of the beautiful Irises blooming in our yard this month.  Hope you enjoy them.  They always make me smile!!!!

Double Your Fun Iris

Blatant Iris

Concertina Iris

Foxy Lady Iris

Color Watch Iris

Lemon Duet Iris

Slapstick Iris

Summertime Beauty Iris

Can you pick a favorite out of this group?  Mine is SLAPSTICK Iris!

Hope all of you are well and staying healthy and happy!!!...  Miss you!

Love to all,



Sandee said...

The flowers are so beautiful Wow.

Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

Betsy said...

My favorite is Concertina Iris although they are all gorgeous. I'm glad to hear that you and George are continuing to travel all around. It keeps you young! It's hard to believe it's been an entire year since your sons death. I can't imagine how hard that is for all of you.
Take care Betsy and keep on travelin'

Big Dude said...

Your irises are beautiful as always and sounds like you've been going to your favorite places.

Shug said...

Mine is slapstick as well. I have admired all of the beautiful iris in your yard. Oh my....I wish I was there to see them in person. Do you have people stopping to take photos each day? I would be one of those people if I lived near by.

Absolutely Beautiful.

Ginny Hartzler said...

The first one and the brilliant blue Foxy Lady are my favorites. Yes, all we can do is keep on keeping on!! Good to see you, Betsy! I hope George is not in constant pain. Maybe there are some kind of injections?

George said...

I'm not sure I could pick out a favorite from these irises. Slapstick is beautiful, but Foxy Lady is also very impressive. I just like them all.

Linda G. said...

All of your irises are beautiful. I am glad you and George have been getting around.

Ann said...

Glad to hear that you and George are still out there having fun.
Love all the iris, they're beautiful.

The Furry Gnome said...

I like the Tulips in your header best! No standard size Iris in bloom here yet.

Fun60 said...

So good to hear from you. Your yard must be a blaze of colour with all your fabulous irises.

Lowcarb team member said...

So lovely to see this post, read your news and see your beautiful flowers.
Sending my good wishes.

All the best Jan