everywhere i look right now irises are blooming. i never noticed so many as i have this year. not sure if our delayed spring is squishing a typically more lengthy iris season in a few short weeks. in any case, it’s beautiful and it let’s us appreciate the enormous variety of iris colors. see those yellow and white markings? think of them as runway lights for pollinating insects. i love the way flowers have co-evolved with the pollinators they need to reproduce. in nature, we think interdependence is natural, ingenious, beautiful even. why did we humans move away from this kind of interdependence with nature and with each other?

iris flower with rain drops

  • Ginny says:

    Wow, MJ! I’ve grown a lot of irises over the years, but I’ve never come across this almost black one. It’s gorgeous.


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