Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Outside: irises (part 1)

As I've mentioned before: irises are my favorite flower. While I may spend a lot of time wandering around photographing other people's flowers, flowering trees, trees, the sky, tree bark, etc. — irises are my favorite flower and I have a menagerie.

Yes, somewhere in my past there has been a great deal of money spent via the Schreiner's catalog. So, they're like my children. And every year when they appear I finally remember to weed them, and then I take a ridiculous amount of pictures. So, this is Part 1 of at least 4 parts...









The first picture is a Merlot, the second picture - I have completely forgotten the name, and the last 2 are Gypsy Romance. Gypsy Romance — I completely fell in love with these when I saw them in the catalog. I had to have them. I assembled an entire order just so that I could justify buying them...
*swoon*

I guess it's beyond about time to start working on the graphics for the 2012 calendar; there's always something with irises...


9 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Well, they sure are pretty! Nice photos.

Diana Shearer said...

These are absolutely beautiful!!

slommler said...

They are my favorite flower as well. Great photos!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Out on the prairie said...

So have you seen a purple iris that smells like grape soda?In our family cemetery a couple of ladies rescued a ton of tubers and planted them all around the almost vacant town square.

lisa said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous Sarah!!

Dave said...

They are lovely flowers Sarah. I specially like their colours - Dave

Brie said...

Love it!

Catherine said...

I think purple is the perfect spring and summer color!! Beautiful!

Have a super weekend Sarah!
xo Catherine

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

gorgeous purples. love the three different posts on irises!
j.