Saturday, May 30, 2009

Round Robins: Growing

Our Pond in Spring


Flags

This one was suggested by Jan, AKA Whammy, of The Ellis Family Cincinnati.

Pretty much everything is growing this time of year, from kids to birds to gardens, and the Robins are right there with their trusty cameras to catch all the wonder and glory of the season. Our little pond is absolutely bursting with life.

I've been snapping wild flower pictures as I find new things popping up. (I'm adding them to this Flickr set as I go.) Right now, the stars of the show are these wild iris, which love the edges of wetlands and ponds. If you enlarge the first photo, you'll see them in the foreground and more way back at the far edge of the water.

My Mom loved irises, and I think of her every time I see them. She would have loved these.

Be sure to visit the other entries at the Round Robins Photo Challenge, and join us next time.

22 comments:

Terri said...

What a stunning photo of the pond! I love those irises.

How lucky you are to have a pond to watch through the seasons.

Wammy said...

I would give my first, second and third born to have a pond. How lucky you are. I love these iris also. We have some that a friend and I dug up from the side of the road in WI...before we found out that it was against the law. OOps. Lovely shot.

ellen b said...

Beautiful photos Vicki! I'd love to be transported to this spot :0)

Teena in Toronto said...

Purple is my favourite colour!

I played too ... with a non-growing pic :)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
That is a beautiful pond! I can just about jump in and pick some flowers! Mine is posted at my place, Sherrie's Stuff. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Carly said...

Hi Vicki :)

The pond is so pretty. What a great place to visit when some quiet time is needed. :)

-Carly

Chris said...

The pond shot made me say WOW out loud. Perfect and the reflections rock.

visualdialogues said...

Hummmmm...so lush and green. Brilliant captures for the RR theme, you do have an eye for photography. Looking forward to more posts on your blog.

Do visit mine as I value your comment too.

Suzanne R said...

What a beautiful spot, and I love the wild iris. The purple is simply stunning! Very nice shots.

Monica said...

I LOVE that first photo - so peaceful and inviting.

Thanks for sharing.

a corgi said...

very nice color of the flowers; great idea for the growing challenge!

enjoy your day :)

betty

Leora said...

That iris in the wild is splendid. And what a lovely reflection in your first photo: sometimes lots of greens can make a dull photo, but yours is a great capture.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Blue Flag Iris..love them and you captured it extremely well. I think I see a bud tucked near the bloom too! Your Pond is beautiful:)

Rambling Woods said...

I love them too and mine are in bloom...I hope I get some decent photos today....
Michelle From Rambling Woods

Butch and Angie said...

Beautiful shots. We were camping this weekend and took very similar photos of a pond along a trail we hiked. This looks so serene and of course perfect for the challenge.

Linda said...

So lush and green----and growing!

David C. said...

Very nice photos. Your pond makes mine look like a mud puddle.

Eric said...

The first picture is realy great, nice colors and a good mirror in the water, PERFECT!!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What An Amazing Capture !! The First Picture I Mind Blowing..And Now I Am Following Your Blog !!

ROSIDAH said...

Wow, you have so many wonderful photos all over your blog. Thank you for sharing them. Have a wonderful day :)

Carletta said...

That reflection is superb!

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MyMaracas said...

My goodness, everyone, thanks so much for your kind comments! You made the mosquito bites totally worth it.

The thing I like best about this pond is that it is the real deal. Nobody planned, created or planted it; it just is. Skeeters and all.