Since Iris is the Greek goddess for
the Messenger of Love, her sacred
flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.
Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved
women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to
take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.
- Hana No Monogatari: The Stories of Flowers
Have you ever seen such a stunning Iris? My middle daughter, Ashley spends her summers working as a gardener and always carries her camera with her. These little lovelies are from a garden in Maine that she tends to every week. I never realized that Irises came in such a beautiful array of colors.......who knew?
So how's your summer going? Mine has been crazy busy! Working at home during the summer is always a challenge for me. The girls are home from school and college, the phone never stops ringing and the interruptions could make a sane person crazy. The first few weeks of summer are always an adjustment finding a new routine that works for all of us. Hopefully next week will find us back in a comfortable groove again.
This week also brought a wonderful swap package, a really nice surprise prize winning gift, a trip up north to visit with a friend who sent me home with something special and hopefully I am going to wrap up the week with a finished object and a locally made meal.
I was going to try and cram it all in this post, but as my daughter would say........that is way too much information (TMI), so instead, I am going to try and be diligent and post just a little bit each day. :-)
As a footnote, thank you all for your kind words of support for our community here. Thankfully they caught the man who did this. His callous comments to the media were just unbelievable. The only word I can use to describe this man is evil..........just evil. Hopefully he will stay behind bars for the rest of his life.