Members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society in Alamogordo, New Mexico took a day trip to the Iris Farms in Hondo, New Mexico. Visiting as well were, Eveline and Gerrit of The Netherlands, friends of Queen Ladybird aka Carla Kerr and her husband, Doug. They came to celebrate Doug's 80th birthday and to see Carla in a play at the NMSU-A Rehovec Theatre on the Hill in Alamogordo.
I took many pictures of the flowers, but will only post a few here so as not to bore you. There was late snow in the mountains where this farm is and many of the irises had not as yet bloomed. However, as you will see, there were plenty to see anyway. I have tried to identify their names where possible.
The group traveled back to Tularosa, New Mexico where they dined at a new restaurant, Grill 49, and were pleasantly surprised at the remodeling that had been done which made the place full of light and made the ambience very pleasing. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. I'm sure we will visit this place again in the near future.
|Bold Look Rebloomer|
|A pair of Robin Redbreasts frolicking in the grass|
|Victoria Falls Rebloomer|
|One of many beautiful flower beds|
|Interesting rock formation with flowers called "Devil's Poker"|
|Pink Honeysuckle Vine|
|Gerrit, from The Netherlands, checking out the pond|
|Eveline, from The Netherlands|
|Red Hatter Jean Courtier taking a break with Gerrit and Eveline|
|Gerrit capturing a scene with his camera|
|L to R: Jan, Jean, VQ Donna, Flo, Alice and Margie ready for lunch at Grill 49 in Tularosa, New Mexico|
|L to R: Flo, Alice, Margie and Eveline|
|Jean and VQ Donna signing birthday cards|
|Jan, Jean and VQ Donna visiting with others across the table|
|VQ Donna celebrating her birthday with Queen Ladybird aka Carla (Photo by Florence Dean)|
|VQ Donna beautifully models her new fascinator and enjoying being serenaded with Happy Birthday on kazoos, our Red Hat official musical instrument|
This is all I have to say for now.