There's 10 acres of "mostly wooded" land here. This shot gives a glimpse of the mostly wooded portion, with a lovely cluster of irises here at the edge. At the time, there were just two buds, now it's littered with them, and some are open.
When we were weeding last weekend, we didn't make it this far. You can tell that this bed needs to be cleared out. Take a closer look and see if you see what I see! Yes, it's my latest enemy... stalking me; taunting me, daring me to take another step closer!
It's appeared over here at the stairs, too. Oh, it looks delicate and innocent. But it's sinister!
And I don't know what this is, but it looks guilty and I'm not trusting it.
Anyway, on to more appealing subjects.
We have Lily of the Valley! These remind me of Syracuse. We had them all along the back of our house on Spalding Ave. Who remembers that? Summer picnics and the fields beside the house... those were the days.
Rhododendren getting ready to go nuts! (And a mountain-view, to boot!)
The stone wall out front which Joe is eager to pressure wash! We were clearing out and cleaning up this area (and still have much to do) when I got the poison ivy!
Here's a close up of the pretty orange flowers over there. I'm not sure what they are.
There's this flower with them... and I can't identify it either.
I think these are azaleas. If so, they're a bit sickly looking; like they've been around awhile. We might pull them after this season and plant fresh ones.
Ooh, my Zeila. She's our pretty, pretty, princess; and seen here with one of our big clusters of irises.
They're so beautiful and delicate.
Especially drenched in morning sun!