It was a gorgeous day today!
Perfect for a little yard work.
I haven't been able to get out much this year.. the pollen is messing with my asthma something fierce....
And there are a lot of flower beds to clean out.
I love iris. And purple ones.
Which is funny because I do not like purple
Except in iris, violets, lilacs and wisteria (and I am sure there are more purple flowers that I would love)
Back to my gift.
I have a beautiful large frilly deep purple and white one that has been proudly showing off this whole week. It's the first to bloom and it seems to know it!
I remembered that a friend mentioned several years ago that she would love some purple iris. And she is, in fact a much better gardener than I. I lean toward plants that God takes care of.. you know- the ones that you can ignore and they come back and surprise you year after year? Those plants. Like iris :-)
Anyway.... I saw that proud iris.... and plucked it up from the ground..... from the roots... bagged the roots (leaving a bit of one for me for another year) and took it to my friend.
Her smile was a gift to ME.
[Day 6 Lunch update..... my invitee was not available for the specific day I had in mind... so we scheduled for next week AND I called my next.. and we had an impromptu lunch visit today! So this is a two for one :-) I do have a quite a few people I'd like to connect with so I think I will set aside one day a week [ISH] to connect.... stay tuned!]