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Friday, June 02, 2006

Beard & Tail


Blue iris. Type?

Eastern tiger swallowtail at the mock orange for nourishment.


10 comments:

Mei Shile said...

The iris is the 'fleur de lys' :-). As you must know 'lys' is a lily but this is not a lily shape. 'Lys' is also a river near Paris where a lot of irises are supposed to grow. Thus the name for the heraldic emblem of France

Heather said...

Irises are my absolute favorite flower. While driving to work the other day I saw some irises and began imagining aqua/turquoise irises. Your entry has inspired me to google different varieties of irises.

Ruth said...

Mei, I did not realize the Lys is a river. I learned recently that the fleur de lys is not well thought of in France as it represents the Royalists!

Ruth said...

Is that you, Heather A.? :)

Mmm, aqua iris would be lovely.

I think this year's irises have outdone themselves. They are prolific everywhere we drive here in mid-Michigan.

Rauf said...

What a feast for my eyes Ruth !

Ruth said...

Thank you, Rauf. Welcome back! Can't wait to check out your new words and photos . . .

Mei Shile said...

I didn't know about how it considered in France. I learn it from you. In Québec, this is part of the province flag as a recall of the French ancestors.

Ruth said...

Mei, of course I meant France's view of the fleur de lys as a symbol (say, as a pin), not the flower as it grows naturally (you probably understood that).

Ginnie said...

This post reminded me of our one iris plant (several blooms) that sits in the corner of our drive and that was in bloom (thankfully) before we left for Hannover. I was able to get some shots of it but love yours. And don't you just love the bees and butterflies going to task on the flowers! Now that I have a camera in hand, I pay more attention!

Ruth said...

I agree, Ginnie, that I have a different perspective now with a camera. I'm just reminding myself all the time to be in the moment first, and not go straight to the photo. Sometimes we have to just grab the moment and click. But I also feel I've lost a certain simple way of looking at the world. I see more, but do I see more about the world? or just something through a lens? I think it's complicated.