Monday, April 30, 2012

Electric Shock Iris



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

We've been fortunate to enjoy many irises blooming in our yard this year. They've bloomed earlier than normal, and it seems that the blossoms have lasted longer than normal. This is Electric Shock, and I like the beautiful blue color.

30 comments:

Ms. A said...

She's a beauty!

Leovi said...

Yes, I love this photo, which pretty Iris.

Sandra said...

and the name fits, it is electric blue and i love it.

The Incredible Woody said...

I love that stripe of blue across the lower lobe of the blossom!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a true blue and so pretty.

rainfield61 said...

And I have been shocked.

Annmarie Pipa said...

what amazing color!

Ginny said...

I LOVE this one, and it does look like blue electricity.

Happyone said...

Ah love that color. Maybe that one is my favorite! : )

Brenda said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL Iris. These are my mother's favorites! This color blue is magnificent!!
Brenda

Giga said...

Uwielbiam oglądać Twoje powiększone zdjęcia, irys na nim jest piękny. Pozdrawiam.
I love watching your enlarged photos, iris on it is beautiful. Yours.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely the different shades of blue in this iris. The iris is well named.

Heidrun Khokhar said...

Odd name for such a beauty!

Scott said...

That is a shockingly beautiful color and flower.

imac said...

A true blue shot George.

Maple Lane said...

Blue flowers are rare and this is sure gorgeous!

A Lady's Life said...

It does have the electrical blue hue to it doesn't it?
You must have special soil for it to grow so beautiful.:)

Lynda said...

That is phenomenal color!

Betty Manousos said...

what a beautiful, soft image!
great capture!

Indrani said...

A pleasant shock!

Small City Scenes said...

It is shockingly blue. Very pretty. MB

Craver Vii said...

The elegant ruffles of the iris remind me of formal wear. ...Not the tuxedos from the 70's, but the fancy gowns that you'd see on bridesmaids. :-)

Janie said...

You always seem to photograph your flowers at the perfect moment, when they are full but still fresh.

Team G Square said...

Perfect capture and a beautiful header .

Cheqna said...

This is lovely, you've been fortunate indeed. I could only enjoy others' blooms as I don't have green fingers..even cactus died on me, haha..

but I'd love to try again one day.

:-D

Reader Wil said...

That's a strange name for such a lovely flower! It produces a shock . That is certain! Have a great day, George!

Krishna said...

Beautiful flower and nice capture

thanks for sharing

BlueShell said...

...in your yard? You are lucky!
And I love blues...

BluEshell

Pam said...

What a gorgeous Iris, George. Glad you can reap the benefit of the beauty a while longer this year.
cheers

Busy Bee Suz said...

The color is amazing!