I painted the inside of my front door today. 

Benjamin Moore 759 Madison Avenue.

                                                      and it’s……

a DOOR able copy


I got two iris rhizomes two years ago from a great iris farm in Loomis, CA. called Horton's Iris Garden.  They open every April and May to acres and acres of beautiful iris of all types and colors.  You can walk around with an order form and check off what you want to buy and then come back in August to pick up your rhizomes.  I got two the year before last and neither bloomed last year (damn my black thumb) despite my following the fertilizing schedule.  One looked like it was going to bloom but nothing happened and the other got attacked by snails.  This year I had better luck and the yellow one bloomed and it’s beautiful, the other one, meh!!!  Here’s my iris both a regular shot in which I held a black piece of foam core behind it for the photo and then used one layer of Kim Klassen 1402 magic texture.  The other one I solarized and used two layers of 1402.  Hop on over to Texture Tuesday at Kim Klassen to see everyone’s marvelous photos.


This weeks Texture Tuesday at Kim Klassen is “for the love of” anything.  I sort of settled on the Wabi Sabi, perfectly imperfect.  This is a bloom on my bougainvillea plant.  It seems like it’s going to die every year, it’s really too cold and dry here to grow them, especially with my black thumb.  It gets a couple of blooms every year but nothing like it would be if I lived in southern California.  This texture is Kim’s waterfront magic on both the background and the foreground of the photo.