Soirée

An assemblage of nineteenth century ladies, all bosoms and bustles, sails across the garden to a soirée of genteel entertainment and mayhap the chance to meet like-minded young gentlemen.

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  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Love your description! and they’re lovely ladies 🙂

    1. Jane says:

      Thank you!

  2. krispeterson100 says:

    They’re gorgeous, Jane! I wish bearded Iris were half as happy in my garden.

    1. Jane says:

      Thanks, Kris. They do well here as they appear before the real heat sets in.

  3. All decked out in their finery.

    1. Jane says:

      Indeed! Ephemeral, but effective.

  4. The seductive ladies trying to take attention away from the forget me nots.

    1. Jane says:

      And they succeeded, being much more apparent and flamboyant!

  5. What beautiful flowers. It makes me think that I don’t really have gentle, subtle colours in my garden.

    1. Jane says:

      Thank you, Granny. I can’t take responsibility for choosing the colour as they were castoffs from another garden, they are certainly very pretty.

  6. paolsoren says:

    A quite delightful description. I seem to have missed you on ‘Reader’ or have you been on a blog holiday?

    1. Jane says:

      Thank you, John. I haven’t been on a blog holiday, but simply felt I didn’t have much to say and only published a few posts in the last three months.

  7. They are such pretty colors and so many are blooming at once.

    1. Jane says:

      Thank you. Yes it’s a productive clump.

    1. Jane says:

      Thank you! 😊

  8. I love your poetry, Jane. Those bearded irises really have perfected the flounce.
    Wasn’t it hot yesterday? Now for the spring rush.

    1. Jane says:

      Thank you, Tracy. I should have written the text in lines, but I didn’t think of that! Mr MG is the poet in the family! The weather in Mudgee has been glorious with just the right amount of rain. So far.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful, are you channeling Vita??

    1. Jane says:

      I wasn’t, actually. I’m more a Piet Oudolf fan, although I don’t know that he uses irises. I do like a crammed border, so that is my aim.

  10. annamadeit says:

    Haha – they are the PERFECT 19th century flower – ruffles and all!

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