Iris at Twilight

Because of insomnia, I am not a morning person, which means I will never be up at the crack of dawn taking pictures. Never mind! Not only do I get a lot of reading done well past the time when most sensible people are asleep, but I also have the light of twilight for taking pictures. As twilight’s light is very beautiful, this more than compensates for my inability to get up when the sun rises.

Last night was such a golden night. As the sun set, the newly-opened Irises positively glowed. Out came the camera and snap, snap, snap. Within minutes I had taken thirty-six pictures.

Afterwards, Clif and I sat on the patio and had drinks.

“The blackflies aren’t too bad,” I observed, and Clif concurred.

As if that weren’t enough, a hummingbird whirred to the new feeder and then whirred away.

And earlier that day, a blue heron flew overhead, the first sighting of the season for me.

Ah, May!


15 thoughts on “Iris at Twilight”

    1. I’d love to be up earlier, but I have to just go with what my body dictates. Lucky for me twilight is so beautiful.

  1. Gorgeous iris illumination, Laurie! Another thing we have in common, insomnia! Must be genetic. πŸ˜‰ Lately, I’m asleep for 3 hours, awake for 2-3 hours, then sleep 3 hours. Soooo annoying. I think the full moon makes it worse. I am happiest if I get 5 straight hours, a break, then 2 more, but it doesn’t happen as often as I would like it to! Long gone are the nights I would sleep for 8-9 hrs. straight. I look at babies sleeping and I could weep with longing. πŸ˜‰

    1. Oh, dear! My insomnia is a bit easier in that once I’m asleep, I pretty much stay asleep. It’s getting to sleep that is the problem. Hence the reading. Yes, all the wonderful things we took for granted when we were young, sleep being one of them. Hope you get in a little catnap during the day.

  2. Yesterday, morning through evening, was just sublime. Insomniacs unite! I am the wake-up-at-2-am-and-can’t-get-back-to-sleep type. My sleep has improved a lot since I retired, though, and cut down on the stress level. Also, since I no longer have to get up in the morning, I’m more likely to enjoy the middle-of-the-night awake time. I get to see the night sky and get in a good bit of reading. Plus, the fact that I can sleep late seems to lessen the stress of the insomnia itself.

    1. ‘Tis our age, I think. How nice that your schedule is such that you don’t have to worry about getting up early to go to work. That’s when insomniacs really suffer. I am lucky in that once I get to sleep, I pretty much stay asleep, it just takes me an hour, maybe more, to fall asleep, no matter what time I go to bed.

      1. I used to travel quite a bit for work and then really had trouble sleeping. I got good at functioning on fumes.

      2. Yes, sleeping away from home is the worst when you’re an insomniac. Glad you got used to functioning on fumes, but I’m also glad you don’t have to do this anymore πŸ˜‰

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