It was raining for several days in Tbilisi. Usually I prefer to be at home looking out at the rainy city from my window but not in summer! I absolutely adore walking in the rain, jumping in puddles and sometimes, when no one is watching, I even dance.
And of course I love taking photographs while people are trying to find a sheltered place to stay dry 😀
It was raining hard enough for people to look at me as if I was crazy.
I was photographing wet tree textures this time.
More photos of wet tree trunks. Their color and character appear so attractive to me and it’s worth getting soaking wet 😀
Spirea (or spiraea)comes in several colors but the white flowering shrubs are breathtaking. It typically blooms just before its leaves fully develop.
Spirea are happiest in full sun with good drainage and moisture, but they can also grow in shade.
This easy-growing shrub grows up to six feet tall.
Coming in a range of sizes, colors, and forms, there are plenty of varieties of this hardy, easy to grow shrubs to choose from. Some of the old-fashioned varieties of spirea such as bridal wreath, with its timeless elegance and delicate cascading branches covered in frothy white blooms, have been around for decades. However, the old-fashioned varieties can take a lot of space and look best when not pruned. New varieties work well in suburban yards where colors and size are important.
I found out that Native Americans had various medicinal uses for local spirea species. They used it for abdominal pain and made it into a tea. They also used it for making brooms and even as an ingredient for cooking. 😍
Spirea can be white or different shades of pink. I didn’t find pink ones but I took lots of photos of white ones. I have posted some of them here.
I was ‘hunting’ for beautiful Vinka flowers yesterday – it was not easy to find them as they love to hide their beauty from the sun, especially behind other plants. However I won our Hide and Seek game and found several Vinka hiding places!
One of the most popular ground cover plants, it can thrive in both cold and warm climates. It blooms prolifically, is easy to grow and tolerates poor soil and drought.
The 8th of May is Iris Day! Okay, okay, I know it’s already the 9th but it’s never too late to congratulate and say something nice. So happy Iris Day everyone!
This unique, tall flower produces nectar for insects and is celebrated for its distinctive beauty. With over 300 species, theIris is an excellent feature in garden landscapes, with a variety of colors.
I was finding and photographing lovely Iris flowers for the last couple of weeks. Here are some pictures of the first and last Iris flowers to bloom this year. I found blue, purple and white colors.
Nature is the best artist, isn’t it? More iris photos:
Did you know that an Iris flower has great spiritual meaning in different countries? It is a symbol of creativity, great power and good news ^^