Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fleeting Beauty

I've been keeping an eye on this Iris enstata flower. Here the tight bud is just beginning to show purple color.

As the bud begins to unfurl, the color has softened.

Soft purple color and intriguing patterning on the petals make this beauty a sight to behold

By evening the flowers petals have begun to curl. By tomorrow it's incredible beauty will be gone.

Thank goodness other flower buds are waiting in the wings to take center stage. Even though a single flower 's beauty is fleeting, this plant will continue to be gorgeous until all the buds are gone.

A daily garden tour is so necessary now. If you skip just one day you miss so much.

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