Iris I May, Iris I Might

Japanese irises make me happy. All winter long I dream of seeing them again in the spring.

So last evening, when I came upon not one but TWO beautiful iris gardens, you can imagine how thrilled I was!

Surrounded by a myriad of complimentary flowers ranging from lavender to blue, the softening light coming through the iris petals and stalks literally took my breath away.

I’m not quite sure what it is about Japanese irises that gives me such a feeling of well being.

All I know is, my winter-long wish to see them had come true and I simply could not stop smiling as I bid them “Goodnight.”

What’s your wish?

 

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Marmee’s Home

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Marmee was ever not a part of our family and our home.

We found her at the local rescue. They had her isolated for over a long time due to recurrent bouts of the sniffles, so no one had really gotten a chance to meet her.

This was the photo I first saw of her online.

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She was looking straight at me, and I fell in love with her.

When we met her, she hopped up on my lap and literally tried to crawl inside my stomach like a baby kangaroo.

But when we brought her home, it took a long while for Marmee to learn to trust us, to relax.

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The steps were small, but little by little she came to know that we were her family. You could almost see her beginning to realize that she didn’t need to be scared anymore. That she could let go of the bad memories, let in the good ones.

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That this was the family she had always wanted and longed for.

The family that was going to allow her to be her sweet, loving self.

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The family that was going to love her right back.

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Yes indeed, our sweet girl is home. And she knows that Monday, and every day, is Marmee day!

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Thanks for visiting me (and Marmee) here at Images of Cape Cod.

Sally