Alan and I want to thank everyone for their sweet comments on yesterday's posting about our anniversary. Our story is not unique but you made us feel special. Thank you so much for your kind words and warm wishes. It made our anniversary even more wonderful.
And now back to our regularly scheduled program.........
Last year a sweet friend gave me some iris stalks in the early spring. I quickly stuck them into the ground, not really planning where they would go. It seemed to me that they languished all summer as they didn't bloom and didn't seem to be thriving.
My friend told me that they were purple and large and that was about it. So I waited in anticipation this spring for a spectacular show of irises. Did that happen? Nope.
There is one spike of beautiful, large deep purple flowers. One. My lone star in the garden.
Am I disappointed? A bit. But how could I be when that one lone star looks so spectacular.
She may stand alone.
But she stands proudly and beautifully (and a little wet from her early morning shower).
I know that next year she will be joined by others and she won't be lonely anymore.