Monday, June 10, 2013


Well, if it's June I must find an iris to post. I do believe, at least for me, it is the perfect flower. This is one among many coloring the backyard gardens this morning. 
"Bless me father for I have sinned..." sort of.
So the truth needs to be told. Last weekend I found an almost black iris at a local nursery that we frequent. I think it's a very dark blue, but it looks black to me. I had the perfect place for it too, right along side a white one. They would have screamed, "Take our picture, please." Well, two days of heavy rain did some damage and took the large 'black blossom' off and placed it on the rocks below. There are a couple left that haven't blossomed yet, so I hold out hope. If not, it will get 'face time' next June.
What do they say "the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry"?
Do you think Steinbeck was thinking about flowers here?


  1. I absolutely adore irises. I planted some in my garden here in Toronto when I first moved here - but I've never gotten any blossoms, just those sticky leaf thingies. :(
    Yours is gorgeous though! What a fantastic color!!!

  2. I don't know about Steinbeck, but I'd bet that Robert Burns revealed that to a mousie!

    It's a beautiful flower and reminds me of Georgia O'Keeffe.

  3. A gorgeous specimen. I look forward to see the black next year.

  4. Wow, this is a beautiful flower. My close friend David used to have a cabin up north and he planted a whole variety of iris in his yard. I have many pictures of those gorgeous blooms. They really are an incredibly gorgeous flower.

  5. This is the first time I've seen a tie-dyed iris! You are always full! :) 'Tis a beauty!

  6. OH MY GOODNESS! That is a stunning iris! Really gorgeous!

  7. Stunning colors. Reminds me of a Popsicle.