Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Yellow Iris


 
This Iris is one of many transplanted from my mother-in-law's yard when we first moved in seven years ago. We planted them along the driveway, but they never got enough sunlight. We did get flowers, but they were few and purple. Not that anything is wrong with purple.


Two years ago, I moved them to a sunnier location and, not only do they bloom earlier, they are now yellow instead of purple. I guess it might have to do with the PH of the soil, I really don't know. They are a whole lot happier in their new location.


This photo was deliberately underexposed in camera and processed in Photoshop. Made with the Canon 5d mkII.

7 comments:

S. Etole said...

What dramatic beauty ...

n. davis rosback said...

i agree with susan.

georgia b. said...

oh, my!
i third susan's comment!

this is the second iris i saw on a blog today. they used to be my favorite flower. i still like them very much. i call them delicate troopers, which is what my husband calls me. they have such intricate beauty, but are still sturdy and tall, even through wind and rain.

Hilary said...

It's gorgeous.. but I've never heard of an iris changing colour like that. For real?

Mrs. E said...

Lovely! I like the yellow!

Rebecca said...

How interesting. I never knew that color change would happen. Great photo too.

lissa said...

wonderful capture, it has this quiet peace to it, I think that's just me, I like minimal shots