Friday, April 5, 2013

Up Close (and personal) Focus on Life Week 14

 This week's prompt from Sally was perfect for me. I love to look at things up close. And with spring finally here, there are so many things to look at- flowers, stones, birds and bugs- everything is coming to life and it's all so wonderful!

So, without further ado- here are some lovely little bits and pieces all right around my house, starting with the base of some iris flowers- what a cool design!


 I have a bit of a love/ hate relationship with wisteria- the buds and flowers are so pretty, and the twists and curls of the vine are too- but it's so destructive!


The convergence of stones leaves just enough room for a wee bit of a plant to grow!
And these purple flowers- my grandmother referred to them as 'flags' -iris is just lovely!
Go see some more close-ups of life starting here!

14 comments:

Islandgirl said...

I should have realized last night when you left a comment on my fish that I had my week 14 post in draft mode not published! My irises are still happily snuggled up under the soil! Love that twisty vine!

Adrienne said...

These are all great shots! Love that purple!

Beti Horvath said...

Lovely pictures. Love the moss!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

The wisteria vine is really intriguing. Had no idea it was destructive - I guess a bit like weeping willows, which I always thought were so pretty too.

Claire said...

wonderful photos! know what you mean about wisteria - such a stunning plant, but it destroyed a friend's family home!!
have a great week :)

Alice said...

Great photos! Such wonderful colors and textures. My favorite is the one with the stones and a bit of green in between. My own grandmother had a huge garden of 'flags' and I loved seeing them in full bloom.

Designed by Vera said...

Great pictures. My dad has a Wisteria plant. And I love the flowers and the twisting vines. In fact it has grown right up into a tree that is beside it, so we can see purple up in the oak tree.....

Becky Pancake said...

Your irises are indeed beautiful.

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

The purple iris is stunning. I love the twisty vine of wisteria and the tiny bit of moss. Very lovely pictures.

Patty Woodland said...

I adore wisteria. The smell is so intoxicating. When I lived in NJ we had a tree - yes tree - that was over 100 years old. It produced so many flowers it was heavenly

Mary K. McGraw said...

I have the same love hate relationship with wisteria. Your iris photo of the petal is lovely.

Tanya said...

Wonderful photos. I love the one of the moss. The striations of color and texture are awesome.

Annette said...

I've heard that about wisteria, but it really is beautiful to see. I love the first shot!

Laura Twiford said...

That first shot is so beautiful, I could look at that over and over. I know just what you mean about wisteria, I love it but conceded a few years ago to allow my husband to do his level best to cut down, tear out and poison the roots of one that was weaving it's way under the siding. I was very sad that i let him do it but you know, after a few years it is back as strong as ever and i secretly smile!