Friday, May 20, 2016

TODAY'S FLOWERS #409 - May 20th, 2016


Today's Flowers opens on Friday at 12.00 a.m., and closes the following Thursday at 11.00 p.m.  Information about this meme can be found here.


There are over 200 varieties of Iris in many different colors. The purple is my favorite.  


It takes its name from the Greek word "rainbow". 
    

The Iris is the state flower of Tennessee, and the Fleur-de-lis is the emblem for the city of New Orleans.  You can read a whole lot more at this link, where I read the above information.




Today's Flowers was created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. Thank you Luiz!  I am now its host. 


I am also linking with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to our hosts.  Please click on their names to visit other participants.

Hetty at Tuinverhalen (Garden Stories)
Nick at Floral Friday Fotos
Aquariann at Flower Friday
Laura at iHeartMacro
Pamela at Garden Tuesday 


Two mosaics, the same but....

one a bit plainer.







53 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Denise, and your last macro blew me away! Stunning!

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  2. Dernise, your iris photos & mosaics are beautiful. Happy weekend!

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  3. I have a huge weakness for iris. And my favourite colour varies. Beautiful things - thank you.

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  4. So beautiful, i like this blue color ,
    a delicate flower !
    Greetings from Germany.
    Have a nice weekend

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  5. So stunning, your shots from the iris! I like the color.

    Have a happy weekend, Denise ... Frauke

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  6. What a beautiful posting!

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  7. Beautiful images of the irises. I like to watch them unfurl and capture with my camera each stage too. You've created two pretty mosaics.

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  8. Hi Denise,
    your photos of this wonderful Iris are stunning. I love this intensive color and the special form. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  9. Whoa this bearded iris is stunning! And I love this lighter purple (I made a painting of a common dark purple iris once). Thanks for hosting Denise and have a great weekend! See you soon for Seasons:)

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  10. Great Photos and this Flower are so beautiful.
    Great to find you and I like to follow you.
    Have a nice weekend
    Ingrid

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  11. I like this flower on your blog. How beautiful is its color. Our Dutch ones are out the Xiphium Group(crossbreeding between species of wild iris. Happy Friday. And thanks for TODAYS FLOWER.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful, the first picture and the one with the fly being the most appealing.

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  13. Excelentes fotografias destas belíssimas flores.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    https://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

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  14. I didn't know the iris was our state flower!

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  15. Goodmorning Denise,
    your iris pix are so sharp and beautiful. I don't know how you find time to construct so many wonderful posts to entertain us all.

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  16. Iris are always a favorite, I wish that they lasted longer!

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  17. I love the color purple and these are amazing. fantastic collages also

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  18. gorgeous color! my irises are just budding. I have some that color, now I can't wait for them to bloom.

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  19. Such pretty petals! As much I love flowers, it never dawned on me that the Fleur-de-lis symbol looks like an iris. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Oh Honey! Your flowers lift my spirits!

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  21. Heisann.... these wonderful purple blue irises remind me of my father´s garden - he loved them. I tried to have some to grow in my garden, but they never bloom! Have a nice weekend ;:OD)

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  22. Soooo pretty!! I love the purple ones best too=) A beautiful pick=)

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  23. Denise these iris are stunning...a perfect purple. I am waiting for mine to bloom soon.

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  24. Beautiful ! Pictures to lift your mood !

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  25. Gorgeous shots of the irises!

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  26. Beautiful irises! I never see them growing down here in south Florida. Guess they need the cold winters.

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  27. Hello, I love the gorgeous purple irises. Lovely images and mosaics! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  28. You've featured one of my favorite flowers to feature today.

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  29. Your pictures with iris flowers are wonderful!

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  30. I love Iris's. Yours are gorgeous

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  31. Hi Denise, super images of the Purple Iris, like the last one with the fly sneaking in. Regards John

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  32. Such beautiful purple iris -- my favorite iris too -- and our daughter's favorite flower of any in the world. So it makes me think of her and be more than a little homesick. But I still love this flower. Your mosaics are wonderful.

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  33. Lovely irises! I love them to pieces. Most of my irises I rescued form neighbourhood constructions sites and so the colours all came as a great big surprise next spring! Aren't they the most beautiful flowers?

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  34. I love these flowers and I think your photos of them show them off really good. I like them in all the colors they come in and must get more of them.

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  35. Beautiful purple irises. Lovely mosaics. Wonderful weekend!

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  36. You and I have the same irises and they are now blooming and their scent is really mesmerizing. Such lovely close up shots. :-)

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  37. I have to agree purple is my favourite too.

    All the best Jan

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  38. Beautiful photos of gorgeous irises.....lovely mosaics and backgrounds.
    Thank you for hosting,

    Happy weekend Denise!
    Ruby

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  39. Hi! Nice iris flower photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. I love your iris flower photos !!
    Happy weekend :)

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  41. Arrived here from Seasons. Beautiful flower! Beautiful photography!

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  42. I love irises! have a lovely day!

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  43. lovely purples in the iris, Denise, I like the white on the fall and the pristine white beards. I have a lot of purples too, they must return better than some other colors.

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  44. Those flowers are beautiful. I really low the fancier mosaic.

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  45. Lovely! They just started blooming here in Atlanta! My neighbor has some in her garden. http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-weekend.html

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  46. Gorgeous Iris. They are such a pretty flower. Mine have bloomed already for the season.

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  47. A magnificent variety of iris, Denise!
    Thank you for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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  48. Gorgeous irises! They're such lovely flowers.

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  49. Your irises are stunning, what a gorgeous blue!!
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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