Monday, May 18, 2009

Mr. Obama - the Irises are in bloom....

Well, it finally happened. Mr. Obama gave his speech yesterday and accepted his honorary doctorate at Notre Dame University. I watched him give his speech and I found his words amusing. "Your generation must decide how to save God's creation from a changing climate that threatens to destroy it." Mr. Obama, we are trying to save God's creation. YOU threaten to destroy it. Here is another Obama line, "Maybe we won't agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this heart-wrenching decision for any woman is not made casually, it has both moral and spiritual dimensions." Well Mr. Obama, if the decision has moral and spiritual dimensions, there must be something wrong with the decision. Mr. Obama, maybe the decision is IMMORAL.

Yesterday was a cool, sometime rainy day in New Jersey. My godson Simon and I made a trip to the Presby Iris Gardens in Montclair, NJ. The Irises have begun to bloom. They will be in full bloom in about a week or so. The Iris is a lovely plant, dating back to Greek mythology. I have read that the iris is a flower with meaning. A meaning of faith, of hope, wisdom, courage and admiration. How appropriate then to visit this garden on this day - when meaning is so lacking.
Here are some pics I shot....




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