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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 42 1/2 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I own and operate my own home care business primarily for the elderly. Many sites have been sold or did upgrades which messed up back links, if you find a broken link let me know and I will fix it.I have written online articles for Bubblews, Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Purple Iris Flower


I love all my flowers and would not want to live without the beautiful smell they provide. Wikipedia describes the flower scientifically; however, I just want to think of it as God’s great art.

According to Wikipedia, “Irises are perennial herbs, growing from creeping rhizomes (rhizomatous irises), or, in drier climates, from bulbs (bulbous irises). They have long, erect flowering stems, which may be simple or branched, solid or hollow, and flattened or have a circular cross-section. The rhizomatous species usually have 3–10 basal, sword-shaped leaves growing in dense clumps. The bulbous species have cylindrical, basal leaves.”
My lover has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to browse in the gardens and to gather lilies. I am my lover's and my lover is mine; he 
browses among the lilies. Song of Solomon 6:2-3; NIV


This post linked to: Macro Flowers Saturday

8 comments:

  1. What a beauty! Irises are such delicate flowers.

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  2. Iris is a beautiful flower.

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  3. I love Irises!
    But they don't have scents.

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  4. That is more than I knew before about irises! Thanks for sharing. I love the shape of iris blossoms, and the fuzzy beards, especially!

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  5. I love iris and this shot is gorgeous. We were on the same wavelength this week.

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  6. Beautiful Iris. Love the color.

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  7. Love irises. You're so lucky to be able to grow them there. Here. in the tropics, I can only admire them from a distance!
    Rosie

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  8. The Bearded Irises are my favorites, the inner colors are always a little surprise. Looks like several of us have irises in bloom this week.

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