OK, OK. It is a blog, not like it is national defense surveillance or your computer's virus checker. So it is a little late. Better than other things that can be late..!!
In the tradition that is 'nine on the ninth' ...lets 'git 'r done'.
Some early flowers that are planted alongside our main driveway. Always a bright way to arrive at or depart from the homestead...
While red and yellow seem to dominate this particular garden bed (if only because they are the youngest daughter's school colors...) there are some other colors mixed in there.
This crabapple tree and its flowers were featured in last year's Crabapple Glory Days post.
These pics were captured after an early evening rain with the sun coming out later to highlight the water drops and colors. As I said last year, our two crabapple trees are gloriously colorful about two days each spring. ...sigh...
These were after another early evening rainsquall passed through. As the sun sank low in the west I knew there must be a potentially good rainbow in the east. Voilà..!! I did not even see the second rainbow, trying to form, until I downloaded the pics later.
A local barn and house now form the anchor of a city park in a nearby community. Maintained by the Johnston Historical Society in Johnston, Iowa, the buildings, the windmill captured here, and a small pond/lake make a great inner-city retreat. Of course, inner-city means something much different in Johnston, Iowa than it does elsewhere..!!
...and number nine: a flag flapping gently in the breeze on Memorial Day, 2009.
This flag is one we purchased from a 9/11 memorial event in our area several years ago. There are more pictures here and an essay on my Epinions page that explains more about the event and its meaning to me.
So there we have it ...a month late, but hey, it is about 'git 'r done', even if much later than planned.
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