I finally touched base on this flower and I have a focused shot. I have a lot of photos of tulips and I will share as many as I can. I do think I will scatter them though.
I am out on my sidewalk next to the street having a "Senior Citizen" moment. I had notice that the iris that I had rescued for my parent home had all died out, there was too much water in that spot, and nothing was there in that spot. Also I was moaning because I thought the rhubarb had not come up either. After a few seconds I glanced back and well look at that, there is the rhubarb. I had lost my focus. It looks as good as usual and is ready to be picked. I guess it was too large for me to see. So I then took a photo to share and said, "never mind."
I have only one of these kinds of tulips. It came in a pack of mixed bulbs. It reminds me of a cabbage like flower. It is very short this year because of the cold spell we had in the middle of a nice spring.
The garden area that I created two years ago is taking shape this year. I had removed a 35 year old spreading juniper. The iris are taking off quickly. I again have no clue as to what colors they will be. I planted some new varieties and I think I transplanted a white variety in here. The bucket boy statue looks like he needs a platform to stand on so he can see out over the plants.
An artist named Nesbitt did large oil paintings of different flowers and these single close up photos remind me of his work.
My wife has an artwork of an iris that I will share on the side bar of this blog today.
We all know Iowans are strange. Look at me! Anyway we as a population can see wildlife in real life and most people will believe us. If we see moose, which is very rare, no one doubts the person. When we see bears from Minnesota, not a person will doubt them. But when anyone sees a mountain lion, they are always doubted. A man yesterday morning saw a mountain lion just outside of town, three blocks from our home. We have washways from our town, my ditch, that have created ravines in the many years the town has existed. The ravines are now large with water in them and they eventually drain down into creeks and then into the Beaver Creek west of here. If a mountain lion was following our Beaver River down from the neighboring states he would feed on small animals and maybe even road kill. If a mountain lion is in a town such as Des Moines and has to be shot because it is near a school, one can't disclaim that they are seeing a mountain lion. They did have photos when that happened a couple of years ago.
Back to the point, a man posted on facebook that he saw the mountain lion south of our gas station just outside of town early morning. It was on the town facebook for a good part of the day and then they had it pulled. The DNR maybe thinks it best we don't know it until they can prove it looks like a very large cat similar to a smaller African Lion. In the past, if the DNR didn't see it then all reports are not true. It may have been pulled to make people not to be so scared. It may have been pulled because we might get our guns out and shoot things that move in the dark. I don't know. I believe the guy saw what he saw. The reactions that follow, always seem to amaze me.
The full moon has been and is now receding. I took this many days ago. It really isn't a good photo of the moon, it just a bunch of colors. I am in the AT RISK room today helping people to not avoid doing their homework. We are so windy and cold today. It rained very hard early morning with 50 mph of wind. The east side of our house has been scrubbed down like it has been to the car wash. The windows just had rivers of water running down them during it all. It is Wednesday today and two more days of work to go. Thank you for stopping by today.