Our World: Unexpected Beauty

Blatant Iris, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. August 31, 2011.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

This has been a very strange year on the Cumberland Plateau.  We had an unusually wet spring, followed by an extremely hot and dry summer.  We had only a trace of rainfall in all of July and August.  The lawn and gardens show the stress of such hot, dry weather.

But, in spite of this, we’ve had iris blooming fairly consistently since April.  We have several that are supposed to bloom twice a year — once in the spring and once in the fall.  But the irises in our front flower bed just keep  blooming (that’s not a complaint).

Late last week our Blatant Iris sent up another flower stalk.  The stalk isn’t as tall as they usually are, but the blossom is still pretty.

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17 Responses to “Our World: Unexpected Beauty”

  1. Mildred Says:

    I love this iris!

  2. Darla Says:

    Just where do you find a reblooming iris?

  3. diane Says:

    It is a beauty. You are a top gardener to cope with the extreme weather.

  4. Neal Says:

    That looks like the same one Betsy has on her blog. That is a real beauty!

  5. madrassi Says:

    That’s a pretty flower and nice detail about it. Good to know it blooms constantly 🙂

  6. Karin Says:

    That’s blatantly beautiful! She is very showy – gorgeous color! Glad you’re getting relief from the heat!!

  7. Arija Says:

    There are some bonuses with hot, dry weather. Irises love it.
    That is a really nice flower.

  8. Sandra Says:

    blatantly lovely. yes it is

  9. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a gorgeous flower! Love the colors! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one just like this one and it is breathtaking! And what a great capture, George!! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

  10. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    That’s a really pretty shot, and for once I don’t need to ask you why the name!! I have been enjoying the others on Betsy’s blog.

  11. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful iris flower.
    Here it has been raining heavily.

  12. Rose Says:

    I would shouting it to the world if I had them blooming all year long!!!

  13. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    That is very pretty. Enjoy the bonus flowers.

  14. Judy Says:

    George, “pretty” is an understatement!!

  15. MB Says:

    She is a beauty, George. I didn’t used to like Flags/Iris but in my old age I do. MB

  16. ladyfi Says:

    Wow – this is stunning!

  17. sartenada Says:

    Wow. My also admired Your photo. We had hot summer here, but now it has been raining nearly every day.

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