Friday, May 25, 2012

a precious few

There are many lovely iris in the beds around the farm. Some of the colonies are very large and will be separated and shared this summer. Some are in odd locations and sport but few stalks of blooms to let you know they're there. These are examples of the latter.

This flower is almost impossible to photograph realistically. It is actually a deep purple, not at all blue. Note her almost iridescent beards.
This sweet one is out near the road and will be moved just as soon as it is safe to do so. There are just 2 flower stalks in evidence this spring and I brought them indoors before yesterday's violent weather so they wouldn't be damaged.
All the more beautiful for their brevity and small numbers.

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