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


“Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you’re a bird, be an early bird –
But if you’re a worm, sleep late.”
~Shel Silverstein


Passing through

“Why, then, do we dread the clouds which now darken our sky?  True, for a while they hide the sun, but the sun is not quenched; He will shine out again before long. Meanwhile those black clouds are filled with rain; and the blacker they are, the more likely they are to yield plentiful showers.  How can we have rain without clouds?”  ~C. H. Spurgeon