Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The color of sunshine

A yellow iris popped up in our yard the other day, and it was a complete surprise. In the seven or eight years we've lived in this house, I've never seen an iris in any color besides purple.

 In the afternoon light it looked like a spot of pure sunshine on the ground earlier today. What a beautiful color!


28 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Iris.
    We have had very short spring and not many wildflowers. So Sad.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I'm sorry your weather has been so bad.

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  2. I love garden surprises! What a pretty one.

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    1. I know! We've had several surprises pop up in the yard since we moved in. An old lady that loved flowers lived here before us!

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  3. It's funny how that happens. We once has hundreds of simple Poppies appeared out of the blue; it was like having been given a present by mother nature.

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    1. I love poppies! I imagine the poppy fields outside of Oz!

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  4. Yellow is such a happy, cheerful colour. That's why I love daffodils.

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    1. When I posted the photo on Facebook, my dad said it looked "like a daffodil on steroids" ! :)

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  5. You know yellow is my favourite colour, so of course I love this particular iris!

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    1. My mother in law loved yellow, too. I wish she was here to see this.

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  6. Gorgeous. I wonder where it's been all these years. We planted a huge iris bed at our house in Connecticut. We started with more than 60 bulbs of different types. I wonder what it looks like now 25 years later.

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    1. I'll bet there's a huge, beautiful field of irises there now!

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  7. I have yellow Irises like that, although in the still cold northeast, there is no sign of them. They usually bloom in May, but who knows what will happen this year. These Irises double, triple and quadruple over the years so you will have big bursts of color from this gift from Mother Nature in times to come.

    T

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    1. We won't be living here too much longer, but as most of the irises don't get enough sun (the trees have grown a lot since we first moved in and the shade inhibits the blooms) I plan to dig up a few to take with us when we go.

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  8. Yellow is a happy color. Fun surprise.

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  9. Interesting! Do you think it's been there the whole time and just never bloomed until now? I see yellow irises all over Hampstead Heath, in the ponds, but I think they might be a slightly different type.

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    1. We often get lots of iris leaves, but very few blooms thanks to the shade the trees provide after they leaf out in the spring. At least, that's my theory. When we first moved in the purple irises bloomed like gangbusters, but as the trees have grown the flowers have gotten few and far between. So yes, I imagine it's been here the whole time!

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  10. What a gift! I wonder how it got there.

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    1. It did appear like magic after a couple of rainy days! :)

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  12. Beautiful colour. The petals look so velvety and delicate.
    Greetings Maria x

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