Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Iris Versicolor/ Water Wednesday

Blue flag iris growing on the edge of  Canal Lake, Ontario

Wild iris  (the Province of Quebec's flower) grows in shallow water and bloom here in early June. Here my camera captured a clump at its peak bloom.

A closer view

And for a much closer view of a wild iris click HERE.


   You can find more photos celebrating Watery Wednesday at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com

 

34 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

EG, you are sooo talented!
These pictures are outstanding, you capture so well those reflections!
I'm enchanted by so beautiful place and sweet flower!
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

I do love a patch of flowers like these. There are a row of yellow iris growing in a ditch down the road. I do love the purplely blue ones though. Super reflection. MB

Rambling Round said...

Wow! Love the reflection of these iris.

dancingmatilda said...

the reflection is beautiful. what a serene photo.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh that's just beautiful! I've seen wild iris before, but never such a large patch of them. No wonder it's the Province's flower! Your photos are stunning -- I went to your other blog as well.

ewok1993 said...

They add to the already superior beauty of the lake. I love iris. I wish they could last longer than they already do.

Craver Vii said...

Those are beautiful, delicate blooms. I like how you got the reflection, too.

Halcyon said...

These are lovely! And the reflections are an added bonus. :D

Jacob said...

Pretty flowers, but the reflections are really impressive!

Jacob said...

Re your comment on Stone Creek: Yes, our Ibises do exactly what pigeons and geese do in Canada! They do doo doo.

Found out today that an alligator has been spied on our golf course. The first one! Exciting!

tinasphotoblog said...

Beautiful and I think it´s rather impressionistic, it could be a Monet!! :)

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful reflection of that flower, nr 2 is my favorite!

Marie said...

Wild iris are so lovely. Your post is awesome with the nice reflections.

Leena said...

You have had very beautiful scenery, which you have captured so well.
Wild Irish is very special here, not common and usually yellow.
Thank you for your comment on my site!

luna said...

Wonderful scenes!
Happy WW!

Pooja Aggarwal said...

It somehow reminded me of Monet's paintings

Carletta said...

Yep, Monet was on my mind too.
Love the second shot.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures, well done! They do remind me of Monet.

Becky and Gary said...

I love those wild Iris. We have yellow ones here.
Have a great rest of the week.
B.

Ebie said...

Until I have seen your post on the iris, I did not expect them to grow in the water, until I saw them at the Japanese Garden last Sunday. I got a few shots, thanks to you.

Linnea W said...

Aren't you glad winter is over! Your environment is full of color now. These are just like paintings!

Judy said...

Wow!!! I love the reflections!!!

Tink *~*~* said...

So very Monet - me likey :)

Tink *~*~*

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous mirror!

J Bar said...

Great reflection shot.

Robin said...

How beautiful growing naturally like that, and the reflection in that closeup is stunning. Great shot!

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Iris are my favorite flower and finding a patch in the wild is exciting. I particularly like the second shot with the reflections.

Darla

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

I found this blog too and the Iris reflections in the water are awesome and I also love the name East Gwillimbury :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I really like how the iris are reflected in the water. Nice capture.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

The first thing that came to mind when viewing these excellent shots was Monet. They look like Monet paintings. The reflection is gorgeous.

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous photos..the reflections are beautiful.

Rose said...

Another Monet painting...almost. So beautiful!

Janie said...

I love these reflections. The photos are very artistic.

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! Those are stunning irises and reflections...love them!

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