Taking charge

As I was taking photos of some turtles sunning on a log, a Great Blue Heron boldly landed on one end of the log and very assertively began marching herself right down the middle of it, scattering the turtles as she went.

“Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.”  ~Irma Kurtz

Bearded Iris

The town of Dresden, in Northwest Tennessee, has an Iris Festival on the first weekend in May.  Part of the festival includes a flower show.  Below are some photos from this year’s flower show as well as some of my favorite iris from around the area.

A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.”  ~Terri Guillemets

Storm off to the north

“I love the smell of rain and growing things.”  ~Serina Hernandez