Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Earth Laughs in Flowers






butterfly iris



The Butterfly Iris are blooming in my garden.
It is very difficult to underwater or overwater this Iris.
Perfect for Houston weather where it is either too dry or too wet!

They look quite pretty dancing in a light breeze under the sunny skies.

"Earth laughs in flowers."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm joining the lovely Karen and Mya for Sun Lit Sunday.




17 comments:

happywonderer.com said...

That's nice that you've found the perfect flower for your region! Have a nice week!

Barb said...

Looks fragile but is really quite hardy. I rode the lift with a young woman from Houston recently. She said the winter has been warm.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the iris is beautiful! Lovely images. I can not wait to the spring flowers blooming. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Such a wonderful flower!
Your post title mesmerized me - it's already the second wonderful Ralph Waldo Emerson quotation I have read in these days. Must write it down! :)
Thank you for sharing and have a lovely new week!

Pondside said...

Such a pretty iris. I love the range of colour in a single bloom. It sounds like it would be a good choice for our crazy climate as well.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I've always wondered what flowers do best for your climate, this is a pretty iris.

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for this enjoyable post

Michelle said...

That is so gorgeous! I cannot wait until my Iris bloom!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gorgeous!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful iris! How nice to have them blooming in February (or maybe that's normal for Houston.)

September Violets said...

Such a beautiful iris! I look forward to the iris every spring ... they're not nearly ready to bloom here.
Wendy

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Very pretty - I'd never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

The perfect bloom for Sunlit Sunday Snap!
A smiling iris - I love the colouring too.
Shane

handmade by amalia said...

A seriously pretty photo. Spring really is coming.
Amalia
xo

Cathy Keller said...

Isn't she gorgeous!!! Thank you!

My Little Home and Garden said...

You have things blooming! Just goes to show we really do live in different parts of our continent. The flower is beautiful; I've not seen that variety of iris before now. Enjoy the early stages of your garden, Snap!

Karen

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is a beautiful Iris .. looks almost like an orchid from one angle. I love this. Iris are my daughter's favorite flower and I don't see them often any more here in Florida (although have found a few wild Japanese Iris near here).