Thursday, July 7, 2011

Flowers From Our Yard: A July Surprise



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

I never expected to have iris blooming in our yard in July, but Cantina opened this past Sunday. We noticed the flower stalk when we got back home last week. Although unexpected this time of year, I do like this blossom very much.

21 comments:

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a fantastic flower shot!!

i so enjoy seeing your flowers blooming in your backyard!

rainfield61 said...

Yes, we never expect, but they show up.

That's why we have surprises, and fun.

troutbirder said...

That would be a suprise. I'm in the "its time to replant the iris bed" phase myself.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a beautiful surprise.

Sandra said...

it really is a stunning flower, the color is so brilliant, and i did enlarge so i could see the ripples in the edges. gorgeous

LV said...

With your green thumb, probably have all the flowers blooming year round.

Fred Alton said...

Gorgeous bloom, George! Since you were gone on vacation - Shows you what can be done when we let nature take it's course.

KathyA said...

She's welcoming you home!!!

Gardens are so full of the unexpected. It's just part of the joy!

Tes said...

Stunning! They are excited to welcome you home! :)

Ginny said...

I just had to click on this one! It is glowing and it looks like silk. Gorgeous!!!

Lynda said...

I like the clear definition of the petals and the background leaves a bit muted. It makes the flower "pop" - - like 3-D.

imac said...

Real nice shot George.

Mildred said...

Such a rich color!

Janie said...

What a nice surprise to have such a beautiful flower blooming when you returned home!

A Lady's Life said...

She looks so satine Like a real Queen.

EG Wow said...

Totally amazing! And it's such a pretty iris too.

teca said...

Pretty indeed. ;)

Love.

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Beautiful flower, great colors.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flower.

Reader Wil said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Pam said...

Cantina thought you deserved a beautiful 'Welcome Home'. What a heavenly color.. my Grandmoms favorite.

Thanks for sharing the beauty, George
Pam