3/3/13

Macro Monday: First Bloom


It's been a while since I've posted any images to Macro Monday.  That's partly because there isn't much to photograph during the winter unless I leave home to go hunting for it.  This afternoon when we returned home from our exciting outing to find an inexpensive vacuum cleaner for the downstairs, Smitty and I went outside to enjoy the little bit of sunshine we were getting.  In the process, I found the first flower of spring, although I guess it's technically still winter.  Maybe it would be more accurate to call it the last flower of winter.  These are little teeny tiny iris that came in a multi-pack of tulip bulbs I planted several years ago.  A sweet little surprise from the flower bulb fairies.  They are only about three inches tall and about three inches across from tip to tip.


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17 comments from clever and witty friends:

Donna said...

The first blooms are so lovely!

Junebug613 said...

How pretty! What a striking shade of blue.

Lynda Otvos said...

Quite beautiful, Barbara; the blues are just amazing to my eyes.

Brown Family said...

We call those Dutch Iris. THey are my favorite. Here they get about a foot tall. Mine are so old they need to be dug up and reset! They have not bloomed well for several years.

Nan

Dana Gaffney said...

That is so beautiful, I was admiring it this morning on FB.

Diane Wild said...

I sure needed to see your first blooms this morning as we are getting another winter blast of 6-10" over the next two days. Yuk! Tell me those feathers are from Smitty's toy. You're kidding about the real bird, aren't you?

Lyndsey said...

Love those little Iris. The ones in our garden are Iris reticulatum and grow about 6 inches tall. We get the Snowdrops in bloom first and the Iris follow quite quickly afterwards.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh! I love those irises! At one of our houses, I planted some in the front bed. They make my heart glad.
Nellie's Mom

Kala said...

Lovely composition and color!

Happy Macro Monday

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful iris!

Hanne said...

So small, but so powerful in its colours. Magnificent!

Marti said...

It may be small, but it is lovely. I don't think I have any iris up yet.

quiltzyx said...

Brilliant colors!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! Brilliant colour. Iris is my favourite flower and I had my bridesmaids wear Iris coloured dresses when I married 12 years ago.

Denise :) said...

How sweet this is! :)

Kate said...

What a nice surprise. Love those deep, jewel tones in the photo.

Lynne said...

Pretty!