Thursday, 14 May 2009

Iris


Band of iris-flowers
above the waves,
you are painted blue,
painted like a fresh prow
stained among the salt weeds.

Quoted from
Sea Iris
by H. D.
(1886 - 1961)

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Photographed by Merisi
in the Alpine Garden
of the Belvedere

16 comments:

  1. I recently bought some Iris' as they always remind me of my grandmother. her stage name was June Young but her real name was Iris Eleanor!

    Delightful post! Thanks

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  2. Merisi, thank you for this gorgeous flower! Just what I needed to see after a hectic day on the job.

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  3. Beautiful!! There is nothing more glorious than a perfect Iris in bloom!
    ~ Carol ~

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  4. That is beautiful. And the poem captures the blue so well. I love these flowers. Your post makes my evening.

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  5. Iris are among my very favorite flowers and these deep cobalt blues seem to me to be the loveliest.

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  6. I never appreciated these until I came across a collector of iris paintings and photos. Now they grow in the front corner of my yard, and i adore their colors in summer!

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  7. Merisi
    such wonderful colour.
    I found some interesting flowers recently which will appear on a post one day soon, and they have an iris look to them...but they are not...

    Happy Days

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  8. Such a luminous shot! Just gorgeous.

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  9. You are so well read! Where do you find all of this literary work to "frame" your photography? I envy you.... :D
    Happy Friday, Merisi!
    ~Allie

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  10. Hallo Merisi, what a beautiful picture! I really admire your wonderful blog, so many great sujets and words, too! Thank you!
    Have a nice weekend ahead!

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  11. Gorgeous! Love the back light through the petal!

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  12. This post is just beautiful. Could that iris have looked any more perfect?

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  13. One of my favorite flowers in my favorite color--beautiful, translucent color.

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  14. Onw of my favorite flowers and colors--the petals are just translucent here.

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  15. Oh, what a stunningly gorgeous picture! How well you have captured the light effects!

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