Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dreams do come true....

     I once saw a quote, but I can't remember who said it....  I love quotes, don't you?  Maybe one day I'll be famous for my own quotes!  Who knows?  ha ha ha!! 
 OK, enough of that.....
Anyway, I once read a quote that said,

            "Those who dream in the daytime accomplish more than those who dream at night"

So all you fellow daydreamers...  don't ever stop!

My dream, as shared in the magazine article in my last post, has been to have my own iris farm and a web site, and this week some of that dream is coming true.
Front Range was born last weekend.  It kinda just happened as I was playing with a popular business card printing company, and they offered me a free website for one month.... nothing is really free you say?  While that may be true,  I have gotten some free experience in starting a web site...
 eh? eh? nudge:::  nudge::::      &:-)

We'll see how long it lasts, but in the meantime, I am learning some new things and that is always a good thing.  So check it out if you haven't all ready... any and all comments, suggestions, criticisms, and all that are more than welcome.  uh oh... here comes another quote...
                                 "With the advice of many, your plans will succeed" 

...and I remember who wrote that one, King Solomon in the book of Proverbs!  Such great advice, and tons of great quotes.  &:-)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I'm published!

I have been blessed to meet some great people on a popular social networking web-site this past year or two.  One gentleman, Kelly Norris, is the editor of IRISES, the quarterly bulletin of the American Iris society.   Last fall, Kelly approached me after reading some of my posts about my 'remodeled' front yard and my ongoing love for irises, and asked if I would like to write an article for an issue if IRISES about my iris garden.  I was very flattered of course.  (Someone is interested in MY iris graden??)   I wasn't sure, but he gave me a deadline should I decided to write something.
Last April, my article was published. Since the article is not available to the public unless you are a member of the American Iris Society, I've decided to post a copy of it here.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed the journey out of my comfort zone.

My lovely daughter scanned these pages and distributed them to other family members, bragging about her mom..... isn't she sweet?
After this venture, and during one of the many iris oriented conversations with her this last month, she teasingly said "They should call you the Iris Whisperer"!   What a great idea!  .....thus, The Iris Whisperer's Blog was created.  I wondered about what to do with it for some weeks..... two blogs about irises?  Why not!  &:-)