Snapshot Saturday~June 1

Happy June! Happy Snapshot Saturday! The photo party has migrated to West Metro Mommy hosted by Melinda.  Thanks again to Melinda for giving us our new home.  Be sure to check out the other blogs linking up when your finish here at BCDC.  Of course…leave some comments.

I was at my sister Ele’s house on Sunday for our Memorial Day celebration.  I wanted to share some flower photos again, but these have a bit of a story to go with them. (Isn’t there  always a story here?)

Where they are planted used to be a swimming pool that my Dad built with reclaimed bricks from the work sites he frequented in his job as a supervisor for the local gas company.  He dug the hole and with brick and cement made us a swimming pool.  As kids, we spent many summer hours splashing and having a wonderful time in this pool.  I should have taken a full photo so that you could understand what I mean.  But I was focusing on the flowers.  After we got older and no longer used the pool, it was filled in with dirt for safety reasons.  We decided it would make a nice flower garden.

Going along with my love of irises, I planted what I believe are known as Japanese irises.  I am so happy that they are still blooming all these years later.  Some of the other flowers have not fared so well.





They make me happy to look at them.

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Happy Snapshot Saturday!

20 responses to “Snapshot Saturday~June 1

  1. I love the delicacy of iris blooms and that fuzzy little ‘beard’ that many of them have! Yours are lovely!

  2. That must’ve been quite a swimming pool! These Irises are lovely as well.

  3. Irises are lovely, and I enjoyed your story! Have a great weekend.


  4. They are happy looking flowers.

  5. Those flowers are gorgeous! What a wonderful way to repurpose a swimming pool!

  6. That is a really awesome back story–that your dad would do that for you. Love your flowers.

  7. What a wise use for an un-used pool! The Iris look lovely.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting, Life in the Urban Forest (poetry).

  8. I suspect a number of family members may have gotten together, Fran, and pooled their thoughts. But perhaps not.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting, Life in the Urban Forest (poetry).

  9. I love the purple/blue Iris. They are just lovely. We have some yellow ones in our yard, but the rain wiped them out last night.

  10. So so pretty….love the color Fran!

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