Wild Irises

These wild irises aren't waiting for the party to start because they are the party.  They have been blooming, fading, blooming, fading for the past several weeks.  Show me a swamp, and I will show you sunshine and life marching to the beat of painted turtle time measured by a blue heron guarding the movements of beaver creating a perch for Canada geese tired of playing hide-and-seek with snapping turtles.  This is life, and this is the party.