Thursday, June 16, 2011

I is for Iris

The Song of the Iris Fairy

I am Iris:  I'm the daughter
Of the marshland and the water.
Looking down, I see the gleam
Of the clear and peaceful stream;
Water-lilies large and fair
With their leaves are floating there;
All the water-world I see,
And my own face smiles at me!
~Cicely Mary Barker

Wild yellow Iris' grow in the marshland here on our piece of the north coast.  They are absolutely beautiful and last for just a short time, but grow in abundance in certain area's.   Riff and I were walking our dog, Gus, the other day in a spot where so many wild Iris' were blooming.  It was absolutely beautiful but my picture taking skills with my phone leave a lot to be desired, so the photo's I took do not at all show you the beauty of these wild flowers.  Next time I'll drag my camera along for some better shots.

Pop over to Jenny's Off On My Tangent to see others take on the letter I.

~May you all be blessed with wild Iris' ~


Sue said...

I"m not sure I've ever seen a yellow iris. It's lovely!


lissa said...

love the yellow colors of iris.

thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking out my window at a lovely bed of purple iris growing out of rocks. They are lovely in any color.

Jingle said...

beautiful poem on iris.
the yellow color is cute.

Judie said...

Having recently returned from cataract surgery this morning, your iris post is very timely, and also very lovely!

Stacey's Treasures said...

I love this poem!
The purple iris's are blooming in everyones yards here. So pretty!

Tes said...

Lovely poem. Interesting yellow iris! :) Playing @ Alphat-Thursday!

Teresa said...

Wonderful! I love the poem you chose to go with your picture. It looks like a very beautiful place.

taylorsoutback said...

Such natural beauty! We have the purple variety growing by our pond and nearby lakes.

storybeader said...

so pretty - both pics! I like the Art Nouveau style of your Iris Fairy. Nice poem {:-D

Linda Pruitt said...

Yellow Iris in the marshland, in the wild, I have never seen. On the west coast, in the high mountains, we have an Iris relative, called a blue flag. They grow along the stream beds and edges of ponds. I would love to see the yellow ones that you have!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I love to see the Iris plants blooming! Our Iris season has passed, but they really make the garden beautiful during their short stay.

Jenny said...

What a magical post this is.

I loved the poetry and the image and the enchanting idea of yellow iris creatig a river of beauty.

This was absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for sharing it.


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

How wonderful to come upon the irises on your walk... Like a golden sunshiny surprises in the marshes...

Blessings & Aloha!
(I am actually a week behind! wanting to stop and say hello as I try to see more "I" posts before it's on to the "J" posts!)