Hidden Beauty


This is the time of year in the Pacific Northwest when irises bloom. There is a nice assortment of bearded irises in my daughter’s neighborhood in Seattle. While they’re gorgeous to look at, I never bothered to look inside the flower. This takes a little effort because the upright petals (called standards) need to be peeled back to reveal the interior. Photography is even more of a challenge because of the ‘obstruction’ and the casting of a shadow when the camera gets close. But, when I took these pictures, it was bright and sunny outside, and I had my camera phone handy. It was worth the trouble.

2 thoughts on “Hidden Beauty

  1. Tough too because of depth of field when you get that close. I’ve always thought “Bearded Iris” was a bit of an oxymoron – kind of reminds me of the proverbial lady at the circus.

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