Iris Interlude

We are nearly at the end of my recalling our California road trip from six years ago, but not much very exciting or worth reporting happened on this day, when we drove the 506 miles (814 km) from San Francisco to Elko, Nevada. I’ll have a few images from the next leg of the journey tomorrow, but for now I’d like to take a break and bring you one of the new iris that are just starting to bloom in our garden, with the start of summer only a week away.

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18 Responses to Iris Interlude

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    *Very* pretty iris! Bold and bright .. shining light :)

  2. krikitarts says:

    Quite right, happy sight!

  3. The Greek word iris meant ‘rainbow,’ so it’s not clear how that came to be applied to flowers. According to Wikipedia, “Some authors state that the name refers to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species.”

  4. So nice to see. We just had our first real snowfall and it’s not melting. 😏

  5. Opened up full the droplets are very fine indeed.

  6. bluebrightly says:

    Lucky you, such a beauty, and what a nice break this is for we Northern hemisphere folks. I love irises!

    • krikitarts says:

      These grow right outside our kitchen window and there are close to a dozen blooms at present. They are glorious for a few days but then fade to be replaced by others. They were here when we bought the house and we love to see them flourishing each spring.

  7. shoreacres says:

    I’m not particularly fond of garden irises, but I adore our various native members of the iris family. This looks somewhat like a native I’d never seen until I got to east Texas. Is this one a native, or an introduced garden plant?

  8. Great break subject, Gary. Those drops are magical and of course the colors delightful.

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