Some new varieties of iris opened up in the garden today. This is in answer to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge and Jude’s Life in Colour purple challenge. I’m pretty sure Jude will find these purple enough?
I had a struggle with my phone camera in the bright sunlight once more. The screen blacks out so much that I could barely see what I was framing at times or I would give it a little too much zoom and not know it until after I snapped the photo and viewed it inside. But a little persistence paid off.
I think this is almost a maroon, but it’s somewhere on the spectrum.
How many challenges can I meet with one post? Here’s another, a haiku for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #357.
while his neighbor curls
up in the sun, he stretches
long, unfurls, revives
© 2021 Susan Joy Clark
The challenge here was to write a haiku using synonyms of “high” and “refresh.”
Both irises really do have a curled up yellow neighbor which I would have photographed if he was not in such a state. Perhaps, I will have another photo opportunity.
Earlier, I wrote a tanka inspired by my irises. I wondered if that was too many poems on a single theme. Then again, Van Gogh painted irises at least four different times. Here is one of my favorites.
6 thoughts on “Iris, #Flower of the Day, #Haiku, #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 357”
Your first iris is very much purple.
Okay. Good. I’m glad I found something purpley for you. I did have some doubts about the second. 🙂
Lovely purple color!
Van Gogh sunflowers receive so much attention, yet his irises are sublime. My front yard is vast sweep of old-fashioned purple-blue irises.
I do love that iris painting, and now I want to see your front yard. 🙂
Wel, the irises will not be in actual bloom until June. They are shy this year.