Silent Sunday

Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin'Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin'

Linking to Sunshine’s Macro Monday

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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101 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. Karen Lang says:

    So feminine and pretty! πŸ™‚

  2. dearobb says:

    This is a lovely bloom. Does it have a name?

  3. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    Lovely. A wild iris?

  4. Anne says:

    The almost ethereal beauty of irises must be all the more precious after your harsh winter. This one has an interesting pattern.

  5. Abirbhav says:

    Amazing..!! Such a beautiful picture.. πŸ™‚ Thank you Madam for sharing.. πŸ™‚
    Is this orchid?

  6. dawnbirdau says:

    Sigh! Just so beautiful Eliza.

  7. All the pretty flowers in my social media flow makes me smile every day! Wonderful Eliza! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Gorgeous! We are still buried in snow here and I am impatiently waiting for those first green shoots and the chirp of song birds.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Carol. My sympathies – I well know that it is hard to watch and wait for spring to come!

      • And of all the years for it to happen, spring seems to be delayed this year. They are calling for snow pretty much every day this week – not very much but still. Under the circumstances I am longing for spring more so than ever.

        Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. The green shoots will come. I just have to be patient. Pray for me. LOL

  9. Simply beautiful. A great entry. 😊

  10. A lovely blue – love the delicate veining. Thanks for sharing Eliza.

  11. Alice says:

    Such a lovely pattern & colors. I didn’t know there is such an early Iris.

  12. Thank you – I need that shot of beauty this morning.

  13. Beautiful Eliza! Enjoyed seeing them!

  14. arlingwoman says:

    Lovely, spectacular, speckled wonder!

  15. Only one word will do: Wowsah!

  16. Nathi says:

    Just beautiful

  17. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful images Eliza and what a gorgeous pattern in the flower xxx

  18. Gorgeous, Eliza!! I was stunned that you have Irises coming up already. Isn’t it early for them? Or am I the one that is confused? LOL

  19. myplaidheart says:

    The colors and patterns are gorgeous!

  20. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    It looks like someone has come along with a delicate blue paint brush:)

  21. You are a little ahead of us even though in the hill towns, Eliza. Our iris leaves are rising but no sign of blooms. This is a lovely species.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Steve. This one is a notable early bloomer along with crocus and snowdrops, not to be confused with the later Siberian and German iris, which won’t bloom for another 4-6 weeks. These dwarfs are real charmers.

  22. Kris Peterson says:

    So wonderful! Why have I never grown Iris reticulata?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I’ve been happy that these have returned for their third year. I haven’t been so lucky with others I’ve put in. I recommend ‘Katherine Hodgkin’ for its beauty and durability.

  23. Lovely spring blooms. 😊

  24. Delicate and gorgeous, nature is so wonderful (as is your artistic eye!)!

  25. So beautiful, I love the spring iris.

  26. Amazing designs, I am always so amazed at the artwork of flowers!

  27. Jane Lurie says:

    Gorgeous pastel colors, Eliza. πŸ™‚

  28. Those markings are exquisite. I must remember to add more iris reticulata in the autumn

  29. I’ve never seen an iris like that before. Spectacular. Thank you for sharing, Eliza.

  30. Jewels says:

    Lovely, Eliza! I really feel the need for blooming things right now, but nothing here yet…

  31. Beautiful image !

    After long time, I could spend some in our garden, looking for butterflies and capturing some images of flowers… A lock down impact πŸ™‚

  32. Cathy says:

    What a superb iris that is, Eliza … Stay happy and safe!

  33. A beautiful close-up showing this iris’s markings. I have a clump of wild ones here and last year it had more blooms than ever. Hoping for a good showing this year as well.

  34. naturebackin says:

    That first photo shows the bloom’s amazing symmetry (rotational symmetry??). The petals resemble painted enamel. What a special bloom – more so that it is so fleeting.

  35. Maria says:

    Amazing, how it emerges from those dried leaves!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Spring bulbs are amazing in that they appear out of seemingly nowhere, flower beautifully, then quietly go dormant. A lovely show right when we need it after a long winter. πŸ™‚

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