Monday, May 03, 2010

Eyes on Iris

The iris is one of my favorite flowers.

The yellow iris came from a deserted homestead in 1988. The place was on land my parents had recently purchased next to their farm and my mother gave me permission to dig up the flowers and move them.

The purple flowers came from my mother's collection around her home.

A line of iris separates the yard from the woods. These are generally slow to bloom, perhaps because of the lesser amount of sunlight.

I love to watch them dance in the breeze.

They make me feel calm.


  1. I'm still waiting for my iris to bloom; the ones in the yard of the old house, which my sister-in-law moved, are already blooming. Most of mine came originally from the yard of a dear friend who is now in a nursing home. However, after we bought the trailer house, I actually ordered a couple: one red, one black. I can't wait to see them! Strong winds broke a couple of stalks on the new ones, but there are still going to be a couple of flowers on each one.

  2. A neighbor gave me a few irises last year that we transplanted along our driveway. They are not blooming yet.

    The thing I love about the iris is that there are so many colors/varieties. Yours are really great colors, Anita. Some I haven't seen before, at least not on our street.

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  3. The iris is one of my favorites, too. I also have some of those yellow iris that came from an old farm. They're smaller than the others. I also have some other yellow irises and some blue that I transplanted from my mother's yard a decade ago.

    Friends have given me several other colors.

    My irises bloomed much earlier this year than in years past.

  4. They are very pretty! I may have to think about getting some for my yard after seeing yours.

  5. Your iris are beautiful. I've always liked them, but unfortunately never have planted any here.

  6. Enjoyed the lovely picture of Irises dancing in air. Flowers bring so much joy to those who have the time enjoy them.

  7. I love iris, too. They're common, but so exotic looking. Yours are really pretty.

  8. I remember as a girl when I saw my first Iris on the side of an old abandoned house, I thought it was an exotic orchid. Only 3 of mine are about to bloom.

  9. I love your photos! I've always thought that the iris looks like a woman with a fancy hat. They smell divine, too.


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