Thursday, March 4, 2010

yellow flag

Yellow is such a springtime color. I took this photo of yellow flag iris, Iris pseudacorus, somewhere in the vicinity of Hampstead Heath, London, in spring 2003. C'mon spring, you can do it! I am anticipating with great excitement a visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show this weekend. I have fond memories of the Boston Flower Show, which my family went to frequently when I was a little girl. The smells, the colors, the strange shapes, the tableaux, were all enchanting to wee Elizabeth. I think there's something wonderful about a collective swoon over these fragile growing beauties at a dark time of year. The fact that the flowers are blooming and the leaves are flourishing only through careful forcing and precise cultivation methods somehow does nothing to diminish the magic, at least for me.
I'm also excited to see my cousin perform in 'The Countess,' in the title role at Old Academy Players in Philadelphia. And my sister is coming down as well to join the flower and theater fun! Hooray! Expect more flower images soon...

5 comments:

Darby O'Shea said...

I am amused that at the same time you put up such a springy photo you take down the strawberries in lieu of snow. P.S. Miss you and hope you're well.

Liz said...

That's true. I was tired of the berries and wanted to change it to something but was in a hurry. Maybe I'll look for something else...

Darby O'Shea said...

Also, I think I need to go to the Boston Flower Show. Never been.

Liz said...

P.S. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society spent their funds unwisely (on parties and banquets, so I hear), and thus the Flower Show will be diminished this year. I'd wait a couple years before going.

Ian said...

Pretty! Hope spring comes soon :-)