The Merry, Merry Month of May — 21 Comments

  1. Love the photos. I had some of those Iris in the early ’90s and I ended up giving them to my elderly neighbor. She isn’t with us anymore and the woman who bought the house a few years ago, is not an outside person at all. Never have seen her outside for anything other then going to the garage and once to give some instructions to contractors. I figured the LA Iris died but, I saw it this weekend all bloomed out in among all the weeds. Those are hardy plants!

    • I had transplanted some to my front ditch years ago, and then the state came along dredging out the ditches, making them deeper for drainage and scooped out all my irises and hauled them off. I wasn’t home when it happened, so image my shock and anger when I did get home and discover my beautiful flowers all gone! The wild iris has always been my favorite. Even when I was a little girl playing in my Grandmother’s yard, I remember her flower bed full of irises of all types. They’ve been my favorite ever since. Oh, and because of her and my father, I am partial to roses, too. Hope you’re having a nice spring. Had your crawfish yet?

      • Wet spring here. Hardly any plums at all. I found 2 good ones. Only about 3 branches actually have plums on them. I have been picking dewberries at moms. Small but very good.

        Our crawfish boil was canceled after we lost a family member. Even my husbands company picnic was canceled due to bad weather. Hopefully, on the 4th of June, we will be able to have our fill.

        I know what it is to love the iris. I picked some at my aunts old falling in homestead and hubby went out to the country to his mom and dads first place to dig some up. Where their house had been was a big patch from those his mom had planted originally. I have them around our flag pole out front.

  2. I never leave a comment but I wanted you to know I’m sorry for the loss of your grandmother. I love reading about your adventures.

    • Thank you, Charlotte! Thank you so much for stopping by, reading, AND leaving a comment this time! You are much appreciated! BW

  3. I always enjoy “being on the ride” with you. It is reminiscent of an earlier time when my boys were younger and their friends were welcome to accompany us on weekend family fishing trips. Thanks for sharing the pretty photos and I did have irises this year. Your mother-in-law left a wonderful legacy, one which will most likely inspire more of your writing. I look forward to that.

    Until next time—-

  4. Always a pleasure to hear of your adventures and read your thoughts Wendy. Always in my mind and in my heart~
    Kim from Canada

    • It’s so good to hear from you again, too, Bill! Glad you enjoyed the story and photos! Hope all is well in your world.

    • I miss me some of my north La. friends . . . . when ya coming back down? Shrimp season coming soon . . . .

    • Aye, but either I have to learn Spanish or he must improve his English. Wait, no, I’m wrong. Bamboo for oysters, what else is there to say? 🙂

  5. I wish I had some bamboo! All I have are weeds around here. I could go for some fried oysters.
    As always, I enjoy reading your blog and articles which are published in Country Roads.

    • Well, all it takes is about a 12-inch piece of bamboo to get the party started, LOL!! Oh, and about 10 years to grow 30 feet tall! Thank you for being such a faithful reader, Steffi!

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