The Blues are here! The miniature Blue Snow Iris just bloomed today. My last post showed the miniature Purple Snow Iris. Our temperatures reached 80 today and buds were popping open everywhere.
Here are a few photos of our Early Spring……
Where flowers bloom, so does Hope. ~Lady Bird Johnson
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…and a fresh cycle begins. music for my soul right now ~
Yes….same with me. Love the awakening of the earth and all its beauty…
Thank you Lily!
Wow… such deep rich blues!!! Just gorgeous!!! 🙂 **
Thanks Xandre! That is w/o any color enhancement too!
What vibrant colours! Wish flowers bloomed here too….
Thanks Bindu! But you live in such a colorful world to begin with! I agree though…flowers would be missed.
Beautiful flowers, with striking colours Judy. I love the detail in your “pink viburnum” shot; and your daytime temperature is already hotter than a hot summer day in Scotland.
Thank you for your comments, Jim. The weather is amazing, really. This is late May-June weather for us! 😉 We went from 40F to the 70-80’sF!
I love the colors here – great blues, greens and reds!
Thank you, Todd! That blue is a zinger, isn’t it? 😉
Beautiful blue Color
Hey Karen! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I love those little Irises too… See you soon!
that’s a very nice blue bundle
looking ready to fly off at command
i just adore the core of the iris
what a lovely intricate pattern
with a lovely orange “tongue”
the petals looks so delicate – yet so proud
lovely photos Judy 🙂
i can’t wait to see the daffodils pop
Thank you, Amira. I feel the same as you do…I love the “tongue” and the patterns.
I went to a lovely garden today…and I found some pale blue Snow Iris! So stay tuned…I’ll post them soon! 😉
But the deep blue color here just knocks me out! I love it!
You have more stuff coming up than me…isn’t this grand? Lovely captures Judy! Happy Friday!
Thank you, Margie. Seems like you posted photos long before I did, of some green shoots! But oh, this weather is divine! We went to Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids today. Or rather I did and dj went to the Apple Store in the mall. I love the gardens and the butterfly exhibit. Have you been there? I’ll be posting some photos soon. It was a great day for a hike with a camera! Happy Friday to you!
Wow, already? That’s such a beautiful blue! Our tulips and daffodils are just coming out from hiding…less than an inch tall so far.
These are miniature Snow Iris…not the tall regular Iris. These arrive about the same time as crocuses. I did notice our regular “Flags” or Iris have shoots about 4″ tall. I was shocked! They normally bloom at the end of May! Thank you….I love this blue too!
We still have patches of snow here and there. I am not ready for 8o degrees. Your photos/flowers are so beautiful 🙂 Judy
Thank you, Judy. I do appreciate your kind words!
The last of the snow left about 10 days ago. We went from 40F to 70F in a day. I am ill prepared to make adjustments that fast! Then we hit 80F the next day! I was very hot! 😉
Loving your pics – thanks for sharing – that blue! Have a Great Weekend:)
Thanks Renee….That’s my fave blue too! Have a great weekend too!
These are the most beautiful blue irises. They look so bright
and colorful like they are saying – “Hey, look at me”.
Isn’t Spring marevlous ???
I love Spring and the awakening of every plant, flower, tree….all flora and fauna. (exception: bugs!) It’s such fun to walk around the yard and through the woods to see what is new. I do favor that blue too! So intense!
Wow – that blue is incredible and I’m very jealous that it was anywhere near 80 there!
I actually got HOT, Sheila!! I can’t adapt quickly from 40F to 80F!! But it’s been lovely really. They are now saying we’ll have these temps for at least 10 days. I’m not complaining! 😉 Thanks….the blues are my fave!
HI Judy! Put those spectacular Blue Iris on my facebook page and spread the love around. Thanks for posting and sharing these beautiful flowers. Where are you located? We have daffodils blooming here in Northern Virginia but Iris won’t come for a month at least. 🙂
Hi clarbojahn, I’m from Michigan. We’re having a very unusual long warm spell. (about 2 wks) These are mini Snow Iris. They are like crocuses and come very early, right in the midst of snow even. The regular irises you are talking about bloom here at the end of May. Although ours have 4″ shoots right now and look like they will bloom earlier than usual. Thanks for stopping by.
80 degrees in Michigan in mid-March! Wow! Lucky you!
Great photos – the Blue Snow Irish is beautiful.
Thank you Laura! I know…it’s crazy! And two weeks even! What will happen in April??? We’ve had snow in April before! Oh oh….
You have this much blooming already?
Love the irises.
Isn’t it crazy? The viburnum is an early May bloomer. The daffys are usually not ready to bloom in March! The Mini Snow Iris blooms about this time. It will bloom through snow. The regular Tall Irises have about 4″ of green showing. They don’t usually bloom till the end of May.
Our maple tree just popped today….full of red blooms. It’s unreal. I hope Mom nature doesn’t have anything up her sleeve for us…. 😉
Thank you Sandy!
I love those deep blue iris. Gorgeous all around!
The blues are my favorite too Cee! Thanks!
OOOOOHHHHH! That blue isn’t something I’ve ever seen in a flower. Oh my. Unbelieveable. Thanks. Wow.
Thanks Tess….and I did not touch it up in Photo shop either…that’s the way they come out of the ground! 😉
Oh my goodness…this is beautiful!!!! I really liked your purple irises, but these are just too beautiful for words! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Isn’t that blue amazing? I love the blues too! Yesterday I visited a garden and found some pale blue snow iris. I’ll post soon! Thanks, zelmare!
Lovely flowers and shots! Thank you for sharing, Judy! Sorry, am not in a good state lately, and I won’t be catching up as usual. I am still very mad about what happened to that poor girl. It’s just not fair!
I understand, Elyas. I’m not much of a chatter right now either. Between Alem and a friend here…I’m pretty down myself. Thanks for stopping by….I understand. hugs to you.
wow.. this is so beautiful… blooming blue.. i just love this color.. and no words about your photography . they always fascinate me
Awww thanks, khushbu! I favor that blue color too!
Ooooooh… Oh so gorgeous! I liked the purple irises, but these are just incredibly beautiful. Thanks for sharing their beauty with us. 🙂
Thanks, zelmare! I love that blue color too!
Really strong colours here. I actually like the Daffodils shot the best. It has the sense that something is about to happen.
Thank you, vivbao…such nice words!
Beautiful, beautiful ! The colour is so vibrant, I got to have this iris and the purple one too ! Another very nice set of photos Judy !
Thank you, Jocelyne! You’ll love them!
Whoa! Gorgeous… 😉
They’re my favorite “first-out-of-the-ground” flowers. Thanks!
It’s been decades since I’ve seen a snow iris in bloom.
That’s because you live in Paradise. I’ll bet you haven’t seen snow either!
Actually I do see snow about once a year, but I have to travel about 60 miles out into the East San Diego County mountains. I have snow pictures somewhere on my blog.
Oh ok! Sometimes I wish I had to travel that far to see it. lol