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April 20, 2012 / Rae Spencer

Irises and More

Today’s survey of the yard found an abundance of irises, a few sleepy roses, and a single amaryllis.

There’s also a new species of dragonfly–one made of spoons. (Thank you, Sharon!)

And, ruling over it all, a grumpy robin. I’ve been attacked by nesting blue jays more than once, but today’s robin attack was a first. The irony is that I never would have found her nest, had the robin ignored me. Instead, she chirped and complained and tried to pull my hair as I knelt in the irises, which made me very curious…

Publication note:  Poetry Breakfast posted my poem “Rinse and Repeat” today. Many thanks to editor Isabel Sylvan!


  1. cyndipachinophotography / Apr 20 2012 6:30 PM


  2. bardessdmdenton / Apr 24 2012 1:14 PM

    I can never live amongst flowers enough…and these photos make me feel at one with them!

    • Rae Spencer / Apr 24 2012 5:56 PM

      Thank you! I adore our flowers, especially the ones that don’t mind when I forget to water them. The irises, in particular, are very forgiving.

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