Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fleeting, Lovely

Water Iris

Beautiful delicate flower which has a life cycle that completes in one day. Bud to bloom to curl all in a day. This flower demands I take the time to look, for it will be gone in a blink of an eye. I think there is a metaphor in there somewhere.


  1. There certainly is. Thanks for sharing it ... and the beautiful flower.

  2. One of my very favorite flowers...hoping my purple one will bloom this year...still waiting. Any secrets?

  3. Beautiful...I agree there is a lesson in there. Enjoy your day!

  4. The only ones that survive the construction syndrome are about to bloom here. They have, to me, that glorious light of all ephemeral things.

    Btw, there is a new recipe inside the

  5. They are the most beautiful flowers.

    I grow gardenias & you pretty much only get one day to enjoy them too ~ at least in this climate. Pristine & glorious in the morning, brown & rancid by evening.

  6. I'm glad I get to enjoy your iris, by the time I get home they will be long gone in Mass.

  7. oh, the light on this is spectacular.

  8. Bonnie, it is very delicate. They are considered a weed when they get into waterways, but mine are well contained.

    Deb, these aren't a true iris, but I love them all the same! I don't have any secrets. I think really awful soil must do the trick, as that is what we have and my iris take on a life of their own!

    Judy, I try to learn from that lesson and enjoy the day. I hope you do as well.

    Allegra, I enjoyed the 'basket' very much. So happy you have something blooming after losing the roses.

    Ganeida, I have tried to grow gardenias as house plants and have always failed miserably. So beautiful.

    gsc, I know you are anxious to go home for the summer, but your work with the dog is a wonderful thing. I'll supply you with the images of greenery while you continue to help the berner.

    deb, they do seem to glow. The petals are so thin.

  9. Very pretty! I love the intense color.


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