Wednesday, June 24, 2009

EDM 228 - Summer joy


Many years ago, I planted these irises in the back garden. This year they are spectacular! We had a lot of snow this past winter and they were protected from weather fluctuations by the snow cover. They rewarded us with a wonderful display for the last two weeks. I love the shape of these flowers (although they are a bit challenging to draw) and the gorgeous curves on the buds are wonderful.
They herald the summer for my garden. The day lillies and daisies are also budding out.
Nothing says summer joy for me like the irises welcoming the summer solstice.

9 comments:

Sandy said...

Glorious!!!! I adore iris as well and you have captured them beautifully!

nanke's stuff said...

You can almost smell their lovely scent! nancy

Alex said...

Oh wow!! Great effort taking good care of the plant :) and what a great reward indeed. I am sure if it can talk, it'd probably thank you for making such a wonderful drawing of it. :)

Alissa said...

Just georgeous. I really like the colour and lines on the flower. I love irises!

Benedicte said...

I am too an iris fan.
They are beautiful, with that blue line, like a natural contour line drawing.

maiaT said...

Hi Lynn,
I took lots of photos of Irises this year, I like them too.
With only a few lines you created a wonderful artwork. Your sketch is really beautiful.

Leah said...

beautiful!! I love irises too.

Jilly said...

Lovely! They took me back to the memory of our very first house with a garden of irises just like these.

Gina said...

Ooooh, very pretty!!!