Saturday, April 25, 2015

The beauty of the Iris


These photos are from my short walk at the Japanese Friendship Garden two weeks ago.  I do love the complex look of iris blooms.  My friend David used to have a whole variety of iris growing at his cabin up north when he owned that cabin.  I sometimes wonder if they are still blooming every spring.


The Japanese Friendship Garden has a small patch of iris that bloom every spring.  In this photo you can see the patch and several of the blooms popping up from the leaves.


There was only one of these pink ones blooming so I'm glad I caught it when I did.  It's funning the things that pop into my head when I look at these blooms.  The one on top makes me think of a floppy-eared dog.  The pink makes me think of a bubble bath for some reason.

14 comments:

Birdman said...

The purple iris: Fab!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So pretty Sharon.. the two macros are wonderful.

Kathy said...

Our irises here at the farm have been particularly prolific this year. Unfortunately many of them are laying on the ground because they've been so beaten down by the rain. These are lovely photos. I have a pink one similar to this.

Julie said...

WOW, beautiful pictures.

Judy said...

Iris are my favorite flower and I am happy that mine are still blooming when we arrived home late yesterday.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful images, Sharon !
Love the macros.

Fotolosopher said...

So delicate! I really love the purple ones!

William Kendall said...

The colours are so delicate and beautiful!

RedPat said...

They are all so beautiful but that pink one looks like fun, Sharon!

Randy said...

Love the colors in the last Iris.

Jack said...

Sharon, you do an exceptionally good job photographing flowers. Love 'em!

Halcyon said...

I also love irises. These are beautiful and beautifully photographed.

Steve Reed said...

Nice! I see lots of iris plants around London -- including in our garden -- but they aren't blooming yet. I'm not sure when that happens here!

José Mendonça said...

Beautiful irises!