Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wild Purple Iris

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23 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh Robin ! So rare with that color.
Enlarged it's look like a paper flower. So delicate.

kaye said...

I once came upon a mountain meadow filled with wild purple iris, they looked a little different than thes but they took my breath away

Leora said...

I love irises. This one is deliciously beautiful. Love the pale green wisps next to the rich colors of the iris.

Scribbit said...

How beautiful it is--even prettier than the hot house kind. I love irises with yellow roses, my favorite combination.

Maribeth said...

Oh Robin! That is lovely!!!

Momstart said...

That is a wonderful color for an iris. I don't get enough sun at my house.

Rachael said...

Gorgeous!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

A beautiful indicator of spring. My mother and sister lived in Israel many years ago. Though I've never been their it seems a little like home becasue they had such very loving friends.

catsynth said...

Beautiful flower. Do those grow in Israel?

Robin said...

What a beautiful sentiment Sukhmandir Kaur. I hope one day you too will come to visit Israel.

Catsynth - yes, they're native wildflowers, but they're in danger now as most of their natural habitat (in the very crowded central plain north of Tel Aviv) is giving way to development.

napaboaniya said...

A nice rich shade of purple on the iris :)
Happy WW!

Indrani said...

When I see tulips all around I wish I could grow them in my little garden. Lovely one!

jams o donnell said...

That is so beautiful!

Mojo said...

Why do I wanna say "Feed Me!" in a booming Levi Stubbs voice.

Beth F said...

Super iris! I love the colors of this one. Nice depth of field.

Daryl said...

Looks like someone bled on it .. sorry but it does .. what a color ..

Janet said...

Irises always remind me of old time New England :-) Beautiful shot!

Jientje said...

What a gorgeous picture!! The detail is absolutely amazing, I can even see the pollen!

Sara Bonds said...

This is beautiful. I love the dark colors. I am reading the Twilight series right now, and this flower instantly made me think of the book. I don't know why really. It must just be the beautiful dark colors.

Happy WW!

anymommy said...

Mmmm, I love this one. I've never seen a flower like that growing wild!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a gorgeous iris.

Jennifer said...

Incredible! I love that particular shade of red/purple. So very nice. It is amazing how far apart we are, and yet the irises connect us. Mine aren't blooming yet, but they are getting there.

"Sunshine" said...

Beautiful flower, and you captured it very well. Peace :)