Sunday, April 2, 2017

A Study in Blue

Our Dwarf Iris are now in full bloom, the first flower in our garden each spring.  And I think the brilliant royal blue colour is about the nicest colour all summer.  They disappear fast though, so I wanted to capture as much of this beautiful blue as I could.  Here are the results!

It's just a small patch, about a dozen very short but very bright blue Iris in our scree garden.

It really is hard to beat this colour.

By late afternoon the sun was catching the petals, changing their colour to a lighter blue in the sunlight.  There was even a bee or two that visited while I was there, on Apr. 2nd!

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22 comments:

  1. And it seems like just last week you were buried in snow! Beautiful flowers...love that color! We don't have bees yet even down here in Ohio!

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  2. Hi Furry....
    They are really cute!
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  3. Oh love those wonderful colors, excellent photos.

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  4. Just stunning color, I agree. But the bee was to me the perfect sign of spring! Thank you for the treasure of such blue bliss. :-)

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  5. I agree they are super beautiful.

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  6. Hello!:) Your Dwarf Iris are absolutely stunning. You captured their glorious blue colour and beauty brilliantly in your macro images. It does seem a shame that they don't last long, so thank you for sharing.:)

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  7. Beautiful! My neighbour has just the same in her front garden. Her irises are so happy there the clump just gets bigger every year.

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  8. Hello, love the pretty color and dwarf irises. Ours are not blooming yet. They are lovely photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  9. They are such bright and cheery little blooms! Beautiful!

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  10. Lovely flowers! I'll bet it's nice to see some color finally.

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  11. Just gorgeous... I guess, besides the yellows of spring, my other favorite color is that gorgeous purple.... LOVE it...

    None of our Irises are even budding yet this year... Since we may get a freeze/frost this weekend, I'm glad they haven't budded or bloomed yet.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Those are very pretty little flowers :)

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  13. Beautiful blue irises.
    Fine blue shades!
    I am thrilled by these beautiful macro shots.
    Greetings fom Germany

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  14. goodness, they are gorgeous!! they look purple to me ;)

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  15. wow they are so pretty! It's autumn here for us so I'm pondering buying some Spring bulbs to plant.

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  16. They certainly are a pretty sight!

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  17. They are so pretty and a lovely shade of blue/purple. Enjoyed seeing them and the bee's too.

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  18. I saw my first bumblebee and mason bee this week. I am still waiting for my mason bees to emerge from their nesting tubes. When that happens I should have lots. I already have new nesting blocks set out ready and waiting. - Margy

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