Iris are probably my favorite flower. There are other flowers I love: peonies, magnolia, poppies, but Iris are a sentimental favorite because of my love of Van Gogh. It's hard for me to not to think of Van Gogh when I see an iris.
My sister and mother are both avid gardeners and it's always a pleasure to photograph their nurtured gardens. I don't like to get my hands dirty, but I do appreciate their work!
Iris is derived from the greek word for rainbow, due to the many varieties and colors. They grow from rhizomes or bulbs.
Symbolism: ancient belief is that the iris is a warning to be heeded as Iris was Olympus' messenger. Also as Iris led young girls into Hades, it was associated with lost love or grief.
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Nature, animals, beauty have been a source of nourishment throughout my life. Photography allows me to capture, interpret, and share that world of wonder I see about me, and sometimes use what I capture as an i...