Saturday, April 14, 2007

Irises

On Sunday we had snow, on Thursday we had irises. I love spring, in all its temperamental glory.

Iris

These early-blooming irises are only about 8 cm high and 4 cm across. I love the particular spot on this next picture where the edge of the petal is so crystal-clear. This image has not been digitally processed. Do you think it needs some tweaking? I can't decide.

Iris - unprocessed

**Update** I seem to get a number of hits a day on this post - for anyone searching, this is iris reticulata. They bloom even before the crocuses in our yard in Nova Scotia. There is more information on them here and here. They're apparently hardy to -45 degrees Celsius! Impressive.

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