A Moment In Time

DSC_8453_edited-3In my yard, the daffodils have come and are now long gone. California Poppies are taking their place. Bearded Iris are having their brief moment. I doubt this bloom will last more than a day in this week’s heat. What a marvel.

 

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  1. Just wow. What sparkle!

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    1. I know! What a surprise. This bloom is so intricate and surprising, it’s like it’s own little country.

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  2. Gorgeous colors! Such a soft lavender on the standards and crystalline spun sugar on the falls. We love our iris! It is too bad its season is so short.

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    1. It does look like one of those sugar candy flowers, doesn’t it? There’s another iris-like flower (Siberian Iris) by my little pond, but that one seems to bloom all year long, or close to it. But is doesn’t compare to the lovely specimen here.

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  3. My library had several of these irises still in pretty good shape. Couldn’t get a good shot given the lighting (or lack of skill on my part). They are certainly impressive and beautiful. You managed a good image of what I discovered was a lot harder to catch than I imagined.

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    1. Truth is, I had to crawl in the gravel path to get this. Worse than that, I had to get up after I’d shot the pictures. Ouch.

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      1. :D… know THAT routine all too well! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  4. So delicate and rich, like fine fabric.

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    1. Thank you Sue. A fabric like this would be so expensive. But for this, just add water.

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    1. Thank you Robert ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. yorkshirevarmint May 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

    A beautiful Iris to be sure even if the beauty only lasts a short time in the heat of the day

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    1. Thank you Mitch. And, it’s a beautiful and nearly ageless place that you live in. Glad you’re sharing it.

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  6. it gives me such a sense of hope- so beautiful, yet so fleeting, and somehow that feels right.

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    1. Evidence of the Love that is everywhere.

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  7. What a stunning macro! Fantastic light and beautiful detail!

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    1. Thank you Susan! I do love irises.

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