Sunday, May 24, 2009
Three Generation Bearded Iris
While waiting for someone to come out of the house I saw this patch of Iris. It was quite beautiful and I knew it was old. The way it was growing right next to the side door looked old, too. The owner told me that it had been her grandmother’s and then her mother’s Iris. Guessing this person was in her early 70’s that would make this Iris variety old indeed. You could tell it wasn’t a modern showy hybrid but it did have dignity and class. The muted color (compared to today’s Iris) was just right.
Some of the Irises were blooming at work. Two of my favorites are this peach ones and the red ones. It was really windy when these were taken and I had to wait for the wind to die down before snapping.
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