Thursday, May 08, 2008

I is for iris

No, not the various fancy, "man-made" ones; not yet. It dawned on me today that the wild Oregon iris, my favorite local wildflowers, are probably blooming now in the woods. I used to look for them every spring when I rode my horse on the old logging/access tracks. (That was before Brian and local development curtailed my solo adventures.) Even with all the houses going up in the wooded ravine to our south, a nice patch of them still flourishes - right along the gravel road! I'm so happy to be able to share these beauties with you:

Today's featured bachelor is Boulderneigh Bluster. This handsome horned fellow, along with his half-poll twin brother and studly sire, is slated to go to Black Sheep Gathering and strut his stuff in the show ring - unless someone buys him first. He is a fast-fading musket with a very soft handle to his fleece; he could be Ag/Ag.

That's it for now at . . .

8 comments:

A :-) said...

OMG - they get so big so FAST!! :-D

Lauren said...

The irises are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Bluster not bad himself! Too bad you aready used H, Ms. Grafton. I can't waait to see what J stands for!

Sharon said...

We get wild iris in the wetlands, up by Mim's house. It's in pasture and it's my understanding that they're not good for grazing. They're sure pretty in your woods - they're pretty here! Hope Brava continues to gain ground.

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

beautiful flowers and a very handsome ram lamb!!

How is Brava doing today???

Nancy K. said...

I haven't been making the 'blog rounds' lately and I've missed so much on yours!! I'm so sorry to hear about Brava's illness ~ she's in my prayers. I LOVE your 'alphabet soup!'. What a great idea. Your flower photographs are exquisite ~ thank you for sharing! And I think your mister Bluster is a VERY handsome boy and look forward to hearing of his adventures at the show! Have you been halter training???

Kathy said...

I, too, would love a Brava update! And the pictures are beautiful as is your little guy. :)

(I've had trouble posting to your blog lately, but it seems today it's "fixed". Here goes...)

Tina T-P said...

The iris pictures are beautiful and the boys are handsome - hope Brava is continuing to get better! T.

Karen B. said...

Buster is really beautiful, Michelle. Thinking of Brava...