Tag Archives: Iris

Shades of Purple

In all stages of bloom, a mass of purple iris line the edge of the path where the statue “Recovery”  is installed.

Swath of Purple Iris
Swath of Purple Iris

The base of the statue consists of a tiered fountain and pool. No pictures of the statue this time, too many people around.

Purple Iris, base of sculpture "Recovery"
Purple Iris, fountain base of sculpture “Recovery,” turtles at the base of a cypress tree in the background

I do like the white striations in some of the darker purple iris varieties.

Purple Iris Bloom
Purple Iris Bloom

And this last one, with its very rich velvety purple was a stand out.

Purple Iris Bloom
Purple Iris Bloom

Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
June 6, 2022

Great Blue Heron, Yellow Iris

Yellow Iris are in bloom around one of the more manicured ponds where the Great Blue Herons hunt.

Great Blue Heron, Yellow Iris
Great Blue Heron, Yellow Iris

As they generally do, this heron took his time, watching the water carefully.

Great Blue Heron, Yellow Iris
Great Blue Heron, Yellow Iris, Cypress Knees

When I moved on the GBH stayed put, even as I walked behind him.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
March 29, 2022

Mating Damselflies, On Iris, 2

I’ve developed a few more images from April 5, the amazing Damselfly dance.

Mating Damselflies on Iris
Mating Damselflies on Iris

I know tall images don’t always display well in Word Press, but I did like this with the iris in the background.

Mating Damselflies on Iris
Mating Damselflies on Iris

I did sit on the ground a couple of times, but concern about ants and alligators kept me from lingering with the low view.

Mating Damselflies on Iris
Mating Damselflies on Iris

Mating Damselflies, On Iris  Part 1