I was admiring a patch of Purple Iris when this busy bee caught my attention.
The bee’s yellow was a nice match for the Iris’s accent color.
Hovering to assess the situation, he seemed to have rather long hind legs.
He came back to this bloom several times.
Then, on to the next flower…
April 22, 2019
Taken with Ted’s Canon 70D, while my 7D was being repaired.
Two blooms that speak for themselves.
I cannot resist these beautiful blooms.
Falling into the swamp lined with duck weed this stem of purple Iris created a colorful reflection.
Depending on where I stood the water either reflected the sky or the green fronds of the standing patch of iris.
A closer look at the stem reveals flowers in various stages of bloom.
This last image was taken about an hour later from about the same spot as the first one above, with the sun no longer directly on the flower.
Irises have erupted in bright splashes of color around the marsh and swamp.
These purple beauties are my favorite, at least today.