Friday, June 12, 2009

Irises

The irises are up too everywhere. Got to be one of the most beautiful flowers. These purple ones keep this tin birdhouse company next to the driveway. They are strikingly purple these days, but are gone way too soon. They really need to hang around a couple of weeks longer.
“But blueflags are blossoming
in the reeds
which the children pluck
chattering in the reeds
high over their heads
which they part
with bare arms to appear
with fists of flowers.”
“The Blueflags”
By William Carlos Williams
(1883-1963)

3 comments:

  1. What a soft image. It sets a peaceful tone for the day.

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  2. Nice photo, with the birdhouse. I have always liked irises.
    Leeds in Yorkshire Photography

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