Friday, April 13, 2012

Hell's Fire Iris



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

I can't help wondering what happened this year. Our iris usually bloom toward the end of April. This iris, Hell's Fire, bloomed on March 31. I'm not sure how this iris got its name, but I think it's pretty in spite of it. We now have several iris in bloom.

31 comments:

Ms. A said...

It's a beauty!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm so glad I enlarged this one! This iris is to die for!

Pam said...

Wow, what a name for this stunning Iris. Its burgundy color is like a fine wine.
Have a delightful weekend, George.
cheers

Busy Bee Suz said...

The color is just amazing!

Sandra said...

i agree the color is truly amazing, and the name is strange for a flower. i love the little orange looking tonuge that is flopping out of it, or maybe it looks like an orange catepillar. beautiful flower

imac said...

Just perfick George.

L. D. Burgus said...

This is one of my favorites. I am a few weeks away from blooms but I will have a few to share. I really like the color of Hell's Fire.

Leovi said...

A wonderful Iris, I really like how you have captured their beautiful colors.

Ginny said...

EVERYTHING is blooming WAY ahead of time! I really expect to see the Crepe Myrtles any day now!!! This is deep and beautiful. The namer must have been on drugs to envision a purple fire.

Betty Manousos said...

love the deep red colour!

soo beautiful photo!

Scott said...

This iris really grabbed my attention. It is so pretty. Maybe it got it's name from the way it stands up and almost looks like flames shooting upwards.

Neal said...

That is a beautiful picture. George you do a wonderful job it getting your close-ups in perfect focus.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love that deep rich colour.

Janie said...

The name is as colorful as the flower!
I think everything will bloom earlier this year because we've had so little winter.

Linda said...

So beautiful!

teri said...

March!??? Wow... I have buds but no blossoms. Really amazing flower!

SandyCarlson said...

The iris time of year. Yes!!!!

Team G Square said...

Really a lovely sight .

A Lady's Life said...

I have never seen an Iris this color Amazing.
I don't know what to say about it.
lol.
Hmmm.

rainfield61 said...

It just cannot wait until the end of April.

Krishna said...

Very beautiful

beautifully captures

Krishna said...

Very beautiful

beautifully captures

Magia da Inês said...

♫♫°º Olá, amigo!
¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮
Foto linda, que tons maravilhosos de vermelho.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
º°❤.•°º╮

Jeevan said...

It looks strange and at same time pretty in velvet petals! Nice capture.

teca said...

Different and wonderful!!!!

Warm hug.

Happyone said...

She's a beauty with such a deep dark color.

momto8 said...

another gift to us from above!

Cheqna said...

Beautiful, glad that I clicked it. I wonder how the Iris got its name, Hell's Fire as its not really fiery red. isn't it? :-)

Indrani said...

Such a beautiful flower... hard to grow here.

Marie said...

It's a gorgeous color! I really love it.

By the way, we missed seeing the Jamestown replica ships at sail too, and I was so disappointed. I think they did it at 9 am and we arrived after 10. It was so crowded for the anniversary, but I was glad we went!

Hilda said...

Must be from the color—fiery! And gorgeous!