Irises forum: Story Time

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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Jan 8, 2017 12:11 PM CST
I've been waiting for you guys to start what I thought was a yearly tradition, an interactive story using iris names.

Since I'm putting off house chores and garden lists and any other kind of work (yes, I'm a slacker), I thought that I would start...


~ * ~ * ~

One mild winter day, PEGGY SUE took her PINK PUPPY PINKITY, who was her CONSTANT COMPANION, out to the local reservoir for a walk. Although it would not be a SNOW DAY (it was never cold enough), there was a WINTRY SKY and the air was damp and CHILL.

“Hmm”, thought PEGGY SUE. “We will probably get some rain later today.” With that thought, she broke out into her RAIN SONG, STORMY WEATHER.

In the distance, she could see a man kneeling by the SHORELINE.

“I wonder what he is doing?”

~ * ~ * ~

Irises mentioned (not all had database images) :


Now blooming; I love this 'Hidden Gem'!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
Jan 8, 2017 12:38 PM CST
Tightening the leash on Man's Best Friend,



she continued on the path, hoping the man was friendly.
and not an insaniac.

"Garden as though you will live forever" -
William Kent, English landscape architect.
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jan 8, 2017 7:12 PM CST
He was a Sharp Dressed Man kneeling in the Breakers. She could only wonder what he was doing......


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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 8, 2017 7:54 PM CST
He was looking at in the water and wondering how they got there. He wondered if they came from....
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
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Polymerous
Jan 8, 2017 9:54 PM CST
...some SECRET RITES of a DEVILISH NATURE...



or if there was some SWEET AND INNOCENT reason for their being there.



Maybe someone was LOST IN LOVE?



Maybe the candles were lit in memory of someone NEAR AND DEAR?



Or perhaps someone was merely hoping for WISHES GRANTED.



But whoever lit the candles, and for whatever purpose, by their continued LUMINOSITY in the damp, they could not be a LONG TIME GONE.


Now blooming; I love this 'Hidden Gem'!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jan 9, 2017 1:01 AM CST
Her pink pup,straining at the leash (He'd always
wanted to be the LEAD DOG), leaped on the well-dressed stranger

and knocked him down,

while the floating candle thingie sailed away looking
like a flaming birthday

Peggy Sue shouted at the dog

when she saw who the stranger was.
"Garden as though you will live forever" -
William Kent, English landscape architect.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jan 9, 2017 8:01 AM CST


it was



Blinking !!!!!!!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jan 9, 2017 12:42 PM CST
"Mr. Black,w.w.wwhat a surprise!
wha.wha what are you doing in the water?
Sorry, but when I'm nervous, or when I meet a famous person -
"





"Garden as though you will live forever" -
William Kent, English landscape architect.
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Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Jan 9, 2017 2:26 PM CST
He said, " I followed some MOOSE TRACKS to the water and sure enough a CHOCOLATE MOOSE had come over to have a drink. I lit a BAYBERRY CANDLE and set it out on the water to get it's attention so I could GET THE PICTURE. I'm always CAMERA READY when I go for walks in the WILD. It's HARD TO RESIST taking pictures of wildlife, especially the time I saw a GOLDEN PANTHER. I do try to be MINDFUL of them in their environment though. What brings you OUT WALKIN in this WILD FRONTIER?"






Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 10, 2017 9:13 AM CST
"That's a nice dog you have there, Paul said." I am a dog lover too. I once had a beautiful dog that I loved a lot.

"Say, You don't happen to know what time it is, do you?" Paul asked, looking a bit concerned.

"Why I'ts 10:30," Peggy Sue exclaimed.

"Oh my," I best be going, I'm going to be late for a meeting I'm going to have to do ." He rushes off, and when he gets out of ear shot he pulls out his phone and calls for a cab.

He meets the cab at a parking lot near the water's edge. The TAXI (no pic) pulls up and he jumps in. The cabby asked in a heavy Russian Accent, "Vere you going?"

"Take me to the Law offices of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe, and take the , Paul exclaims.

Is that the one on The cab driver asked?

"No take to , and then turn Right and keep driving until you reach It should be right there at that intersection." Paul explained.

As soon as they reached their Paul jumped out of the cab and paid the cab driver.

His cab driver handed him his card and said, "If you need another ride, call me please." and drove off.

Paul looked at the card to see that his name was Pecaoupf Endropof, obviously a Russion. Then he hurried into the office hoping he was on time.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jan 10, 2017 12:46 PM CST
Bumping into Paul, as he entered the building
of the foreign iris delegation,
muttered," It's a

and,jumping into his car, raced off, exceeding
the

Paul just shook his head and said

as Lord Jeff whizzed by.
What could have been going on at the meeting?
"Garden as though you will live forever" -
William Kent, English landscape architect.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jan 10, 2017 3:57 PM CST
Meanwhile, PeggySue returned home with her dog,
wondering about her
and fretting that,
,
her pup had soaked the gentleman, and she was
as to what to do next.
"Garden as though you will live forever" -
William Kent, English landscape architect.
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 10, 2017 7:12 PM CST
Again : as what to do next.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jan 10, 2017 8:35 PM CST
Peggy Sue was a thoroughly

who'd been to
and who knew her way around a Picasso (no pic)
or a

But...Her boyfriend was a , in the Klondike , panning for

She'd had enough
Should she join a Garden club? or take up knitting?
Or join a revolution?
It would be her
"Garden as though you will live forever" -
William Kent, English landscape architect.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jan 11, 2017 3:01 PM CST
wellll. It looks like there isn't much interest in this thread,,, :sad:
For those who are confused Confused Here's how it works:
1. It's a game of imagination.
2. If you don't like where the story is going, change the plot.
3. Most anything goes,,,within reason. As long as you use iris names for parts
of your story.
4. It was a lot of fun last year.
5. Comments?
"Garden as though you will live forever" -
William Kent, English landscape architect.
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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Jan 11, 2017 5:13 PM CST
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jan 11, 2017 5:59 PM CST
This is a different type of game. Don't know the rules. Tom's game had us using only one sentence per post and then we had to wait until someone else posted. I think he started us off with a theme. Maybe specific characters? Can't remember. He used two threads one giving the rules the other was the story. I remember that because I messed up in the first post. *Blush*
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
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grannysgarden
Jan 11, 2017 6:00 PM CST
But I am enjoying others posts! Smiling
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jan 11, 2017 6:41 PM CST
Maybe Tom can help us out here? Should we start over?
I'm trying to remember if we posted photos with our sentences,
(I guess I could look it up)
"Garden as though you will live forever" -
William Kent, English landscape architect.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
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grannysgarden
Jan 11, 2017 6:56 PM CST
I don't remember. I think we had a story line as the basis and we could wander around it at will. I don't remember doing photos but my rememberer is not what it should be. Just keep it going and see where it leads. I do think you should have a companion thread so that we could keep the conversations about the story (like this *Blush* ) detracting from it. Perhaps tomorrow I will go back in and delete my two posts in order not to impede Peggy Sue in her new endeavor. Smiling
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown

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