two flora, one fauna
Flora 1 Iris. The rhizomes transplanted from abundant colony i had in Wyoming. Plant in various places around yard only this batch near the two small Pinon trees produced greenery every year. Now, it's 4th spring here it is blessing us with a blossom. Need to split the rhizome this year, but will leave this blooming one as untouched as possible in hopes of more blooms from it next year.
Flora 2 Flax. One of a couple of groups coming up. Again...near the Pinon. And again these seeds were sown the first year here...gathered myself from Wyoming plants. The first two summers were very dry...but last spring it's been very damp, as you can see by the abundant wildflowers and grasses.
Yesterday was the first day warm enough that we opened the western door. We had two bird visitors, one of whom showed little fear (does it know i'm the lady who puts out seed on other side of house?) of me. i thought i was going to have to go out other door and stealthily approach to get photos. But on my way back from shooting some wild indigenous plants up by the hill he sat on an overturned unusable wheelbarrow (if i can get wheels and handles total off i want to repurpose into a larger water source for the birds.) and was not disturbed while i walked right up to western door and came inside.