If You’re Not Fond of Irises–Look at its Details and You’ll Change Your Mind
I’m not overly fond of irises. Their early Spring colors are certainly a welcoming sight in the garden, but at a long-distance glance they don’t move me that much.
A few years ago when I was experimenting with the macro setting on my point-and-shoot camera, I moved in closer on one of my pink iris and I was blown away.
Just the tiniest detail is, in itself, stunning: the darker specks of color, splashed onto the falls as if nature flung a paintbrush over top; the golden beard lighting the way for the bees.
I love the way the falls are frilled on the edges like the folds of a shiny taffeta dress underlined with crinolines.
Looking down into the folds reminds me of what it must be like to enter an icy cavern–overwhelmed by the enveloping wall of color.
Yes, I may not like the iris as a whole, but I do find many redeeming characteristics. It’s the way we should perceive our fellow man too, shouldn’t it? Every one has redeeming qualities.
Daily Gratitude: a good boot camp session, finally breaking the angry wall of a 7-year old boy, fresh flounder
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