Today's Flowers: After the Rain...Wet All Over

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Last week dad showed me this iris in his garden. It magically appeared with a dozen or so others after the umpteenth deluge of the season. How and when photosynthesis takes place around here, I don't know. But, as dad says, that'll make a believer out of you. It's all possible.

Flowers from Today

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  1. I have an Iris very similar to this one. It is called Seagull. I always think of gull wings when I see this blooming in my garden. It never fails to lift my spirit upon its delicate wings.

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  2. I had a water Iris similar to this and thought I would snap it in the morning as the light was going....... however a snail got there first & chomped through the stem. It keeled over!

    Beautiful picture. Perfection.

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  3. Our irises have pretty much already come and gone here. But I love yours. (The photo and the title.) Those delicate wet folds and contours ... they're almost hypnotic.

    And if memory serves (which is anything but guaranteed) photosynthesis only requires light -- not necessarily "sun".

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  5. I believe.... I believe you've captured this Iris to perection Sandy...

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  6. I'm a creationist I guess. I love looking at His creations. Great pic, as always!

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  7. gorgeous!
    Funny, I just came in from the rain where I was taking photos of white iris with yellow centers~

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  8. That is so beautiful, and I love how it's glistening. There is something about solid white flowers that I love, especially when they are wet.

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  9. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Beautiful flower, even better with the tiny droplets on the petals.

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  10. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Beautiful flower, even better with the tiny droplets on the petals.

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  11. Sandy a beautiful flower and a beautiful photograph! Water droplets like sprinkles of glitter!
    Have a Happy day!

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  12. It looks like a flying angel.

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  13. Lovely and delicate! Makes me think of angel wings.

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  15. You have som lovely waterdrops also! :) Very delicate and delightful flower - and photo!

    Wish you a great week!

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  16. what a beautiful bread!!

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  17. Oh, so lovely and so dainty white. Love this flower.

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  18. I didn't know this flower, it's very nice!

    Have a good week!

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  19. That is gorgeous Iris!

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  20. there is great beauty in all of god's creations...

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  21. Iris make some of the bests subjects, and you did fantastic with this one!

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  22. i love the beautiful detail of this lovely macro shot! The detail is so crisp! Great pic Sandy, my dear friend!

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  23. Sandy: Well you can get too much of a good thing. At least you don't get 5" at a time like they do in Florida.

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  24. I am not sure why but your beautiful iris reminds me of a ballet dancer. It is exquisite, especially with the rain dancing on its petals. Oh dear, maybe it's time for me to go to bed. I am getting a little bit too 'flowery' but I do love your photo. Thank you for sharing it.

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  25. I love how water drops on a white flower just sparkle, it is such a beautiful sight. Lovely photo as always.

    Have a wonderful week,
    Judy

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  26. You captured it wonderfully.
    Have a great week Sandy.
    Regina

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  27. Very pretty with the teeny droplets. The petals look like wings of butterflies flapping. Thank you for the rain!

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  28. lovely photo Sandy...I know what you mean about the rain...it seemed to be raining a lot of the time while I was over there in NY!

    Thanks for your visit to my flowers today!

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  29. Iris are ne of my favorite flowers but ours are all gne now.

    Tiyr wet shot of this one is simply divine! I love the gentle folds and the sparkle of the raindrops on them!

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  30. perfect photo for this day as it's really hot here despite the fact that we're still in the rainy season.

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  31. Iris are one of my favorite flowers but ours are all gone now.

    Your wet shot of this one is simply divine! I love the gentle folds and the sparkle of the raindrops on them!

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  32. Hmmmm, like magic my typo one disappeared when I wrote the above post. I hope my corrected typos don't make that one disappear now.

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  33. With nature no reasoning works! Nice picture.

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  34. Beautiful close-up.

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  35. So delicate and harmonious. Very nice!

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  36. thank you once visited a village home pages, and here is a beautiful image:)

    have a nice week!

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  37. Very beautiful, and I love the dramatic black background. Thanks for visiting my flowers.

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  38. Anonymous1:26 AM

    I like how the petals are kinda like folded downwards, lovely! :)

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  39. very fine detail!

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  40. White, innocent, simply beautiful! Thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

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  41. Somebody said here-It looks like a flying angel, I agreed.Lovely photo and lovely picture.

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  42. What a delicate flower, Sandy! Especiallywithe the raindrops on it! Thanks for sharing and visiting my caprifoglia( Italian for honeysuckle).

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  43. A beautiful flower - and mysterious, by the sounds of it.

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  44. That is a totally different side of the Iris. It is good to remember that everything can look different under other conditions.

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  46. That's lovely... and a wonder how the flower finds a way with so little light... Thank you for sharing as always!

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  47. Nice macro shot of purity!

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  48. Lovely photo.....
    Hope you and yours had a beautiful 4th.

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  49. those raindrops make the flower look more beautiful..great job!

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  51. what a pretty while fresh flower.

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  52. That's a lovely flower, Sandy! :)

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  53. Oooohhhhh!!!!! That is just the most beautiful iris I have seen in a while!!!!

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  54. I see an angel with her wings wide open. : )

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  55. What I find most beautiful is that your Dad still gardens, and shows you his favorites.

    Remember my post about "Shorts"? Well, the Grim Reaper HAS moved on to one of the groups I nominated! I am overcome with smugliness!

    -Greg
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  56. We all need water to live - thid iris proves it!

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  57. Beautiful! So alive!

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  58. Surprise! Such a dainty little thing! Hope your skies are clearer now. The post in the fort looks like you had a sunny day.:)

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  59. Wonderful iris!
    Very delicate and very well captured also!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Luiz

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  60. Beautiful shot. It looks like a wet angel.

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  61. Anonymous3:52 AM

    It looks as though it's holding its petals out to dry. Such a lovely flower.

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  62. What a gorgeous flower!

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  63. That's purely beautiful!

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  64. Looks like a brides dress in a twirl.

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  65. This is gorgeous! I love the tiny droplets of water on the petals.

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