May 16, 2013

Iris by a Stone Wall


Stone walls are common in the Shenandoah Valley, where limestone outcroppings have hampered farmers for centuries. They dug out the smaller stones and made them useful as building materials.

Iris are common too. These are in a garden but you see them growing wild where they were planted long ago and have continued to bloom for years afterward.

10 comments:

  1. Pretty, soft colours on these.

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  2. Lovely images of the iris. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. They may be common but they're still beautiful! I wish we had them around my house.

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  4. i wish we had stone walls here!

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  5. That Iris is so gorgeous, such long delicate petals and I love the colours.

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  6. Very beautiful, I love their sweet color!

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  7. great background for those irises. :) Love it.

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  8. They're beautiful! I love the shot of the lilies against the stone wall particularly but only because I am partial to stone walls. Have a great weekend!

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  9. I love the contrast in textures between the iris and the rock wall. The iris are so pretty. Great photos!

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