Dance of the Iris: Fertile Land, Desert Land

Dance of an Iris

a photograph by Sonja Bingen

Iris in the Desert

a photograph by Ethel Mortenson Davis

Note: The time of Iris blooms is nearly done. In fertile southern Wisconsin the Iris dance in sunlight and the intensity of spring. In the high desert Irises, especially a profusion of Irises, is a miracle.

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11 responses to “Dance of the Iris: Fertile Land, Desert Land

  1. Loved your shots, Well taken! =)

  2. Beautiful photos. And your “Note” seems to have the makings of a poem …

  3. Iris is one of my very favorite flowers. Lovely photos.

  4. Iris in the desert, I was thinking exactly what you wrote, a miracle. Did you plant them, those gorgeous purple & blue hued beauties?

  5. Caddo Veil

    So vivid I could practically put it in a vase–lovely!!

  6. That first picture is stunning.

  7. I love irises and these are so beautiful. (My mom once had a huge garden with many varieties – they’re a lot of work, but so worth it!)
    I’m glad they’re able to bloom for you there in the desert. (And I agree with Ben – your note is poetic….) Thank you and Sonja for sharing these!

  8. So wonderful to enjoy these again! My own irises here in NW Alabama bloomed out two months ago because we had no real winter here and a HOT, HOT March!

  9. ‘ In the high desert Irises, especially a profusion of Irises, is a miracle.’

    And that is what nature offers us…a multitude of miracles! Beautiful photos and reflection,

    My irises should be flowering within a few days!

  10. Julie Catherine

    Just beautiful …. 🙂

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