Sunday, May 31, 2009

From a few days back...

I thought instead of showing more sky pictures, for the next couple days at least I am going to show pictures from the archives...things I planned to show but just hadn't got around to it.
These were taken May 5 to be exact. We were on our way home...just ready to go home. Well, we passed this house set way, way back off the road and there were these purple irises all along the lane....and more out along the road right by the drive way. Much to my regret I didn't ask Roger to stop there.
We went on down the road, and there right beside this pasture were these planted by the light pole....there was just something about them that I had to stop and take a picture or two. then we were on our way. At the end of the pasture was a ravine and even down in it were irises planted here and there. All were this color.

I would love to know the story behind them. I definitely feel like there is something significant about them all being one color. Maybe it was only somebody's favorite color, but I like to think that they came from somebody's mother or grandmother and they wanted to plant bunches of them to remember her by.
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We went back to Big Walnut Creek to check out the fishing. When we left here we were going to check out Big Raccoon at Bridgeton, Indiana and at Mansfield, but we cross over the creek one time not far from here and it was really high. So we it would be too high to wade...not that I was planning on wading.

So we decided to go to the Big Walnut...and how I wished I had went prepared to wade. We found the best place....big sandbar....nice big log jams. Perfect for fishing. I 'almost' caught one small-mouthed bass, and my husband caught a small-mouthed bass and what we call a rock bass. This from the bank....and that bank was probably 8 feet from the water. Not fun to fish from that high up.

Some kids went by in kayaks and canoes, and we were talking to one kid that said he fishes there quite often. He say he caught nice sized small-mouth in there, and he also told us on down the way were a couple of really good fishing holes. So we will probably be going back there.

I need to get settled down for sleep--little Miss Lorelei will be here in the morn if all goes well. So I need to be rested--good-night for now!

9 comments:

Susan said...

I love these beautiful purple irises in the sunshine! Mine aren't blooming yet and are all yellow (not my favourite colour--I like blue and purple!)

I hope you and Lorelei have a wonderful day together today, and that she has a safe journey too.

Judy said...

Hi Rose,
I'm glad you found my other blog. I've had that one for 2 years now. Stop on over sometime...I love irises and funny I don't have them in my yard.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

My iris are getting set to bloom. Maybe today, if the weather warms up.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds like you found a perfect spot to wade and fish, Rose. What a neat way to spend an early Summer day...

Love the Irises. They look like the ones my mother used to grow in our hometown in VA ---years ago!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

fishing guy said...

Rose: Neat Iris photos. You were fishing under tough conditions with the cold front. Where are the fish photos?

Carletta said...

Iris is such an old flower. My Dad used to plant them for years. I missed mine blooming while I was gone so I'm glad you posted these to share.
Do you keep Lorelei everyday?

George said...

The iris are beautiful. Like you I would like to know how they got to be so scattered.

Deborah Godin said...

I like your speculation on the irises...really sweet to think so!

Jacob said...

Beautiful flower shots, Rose! And it sounds like you had a wonderful time...I am kinda envious as I haven't been fishing in a long time!

Thanks for all of your comments on our blogs...they are very much appreciated.

I'm playing catch-up as we were in Weston, Florida for a few days for our grandson's high school graduation...

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