|Iris Amigo in the front border|
I feel rusty beginning a blog post after a year of not blogging. Even rustier attempting to do so on this, my old Blogger site! But I intend to change things around on my website, and I want to test out the possibilities of using a dedicated blogging platform again.
Meantime it is Monday...
As I said in the title, my vases are packed, and my irises will also soon be "packed".
Upon moving to Missouri at the start of 2019, we intended to move back to the southwest as soon as possible, ideally in eighteen to twenty-four months. We are just at twenty-eight months, and we are on the cusp of heading to our newly purchased home north of Tucson, Arizona. Our house here is under contract. Granted, it has taken about seven months since we began the whole process, but still, perhaps we haven't done too badly on the scheduling, given the difficulties of recent times!
At the moment, I don't really want to say too much about our experiences here in the Midwest. It has proven a difficult time for my sister and me, and I would not choose to return here again. Ever. The countryside is precious and beautiful and sweet, and we were able to stop the financial bleed we were facing. But the hatred and insanity we have all seen play out on the national scale over the past few years are very present and very real here. The lack of kindness and of normal human respect for anyone or anything is abysmal. Everything we have achieved here (and we have made some progress in our lives) has been done long-distance or entirely alone. Enough said! We are moving away!In the meantime, I did manage to plant about half of a border. Some of it you may have seen before I stopped blogging altogether. But as we are at the height of the iris season right now, I thought I would present my entire little collection of standard bearded irises--all four of them.
|Frou Frou at three days old|
|Frou Frou, again!|