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Updated on September 19, 2014

Celebrating the Beautiful Iris!

Did you know that May 8th is Iris Day? And since May is also National Photography month, it's a natural to put the two together. I can see why May has a day just for iris, as their beauty cannot be missed! The bearded iris is most intriguing, with their bristly colors perfectly complementing the iris ~ ahh, shall we take a walk?

All pictures by me, Bev Lemley ~ All rights reserved

Bearded Iris ~ Nature's Beauty

Berlin Wall ~ A non-bearded Iris

This is quite a beauty, blooming its first year after being transplanted. Who can resist the complex pattern and lovely color of this little beauty?

A lovely color combination ~ There is surely an iris to please everyone!

A Beautiful Yellow Iris ~ and a different form...

From the world renowned garden of Tony Avent, Plant's Delight. A real delight to visit, that's for sure!

For a real treat, visit Tony's Plant's Delight nursery catalog. He has a collection of plants from all over the world, plus he has a real delightful sense of humor!

Another Beauty ~ Pink!

Gentle and Sweet ~ Who could resist this lovely Iris?

A favorite color ~ combination of mine ~ Singing the Blues!


in Greek means "rainbow"!

Reference Behind the Name

Up close ~ invites a second look!

Eye Love Iris? Or Something else?!

Do you prefer the iris, or do you have another favorite you love to grow. Tell us what it is!

Are you a fan of the Iris?

See results

I love the Iris... - ...but maybe there's a better choice

Would you prefer to celebrate another flower?

Time Lapse of Iris Blooming ~ Always amazing and beautiful to watch

Isn't nature amazing?! One video was even done in 3-D ~ where are my 3D glasses?!

Painting Iris - Lovely how-tos

To make your personal iris garden grow, to enjoy all year long!

How to grow lovely iris... - your own garden...

Helpful gardening information shared by gardeners.

Iris made of clay, iris orgami, iris quilting, iris stitching, iris orgami ~ even iris eyes!

There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of the iris!

Enjoy the intriguing iris ~ and all its beauty!

You will enjoy the Iris all year round!

© 2012 Beverly Lemley

Do you have an Iris Story to tell? - Share your story with others!

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @aesta1: Thank you, Aesta1 ~ you hare so kind! Thank you for stopping by and for your great support! I'll have to check out your ventures and see where you have been to lately! B : )

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You do have beautiful pictures. It is a joy to look at.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @ismeedee: Thank you so much for your very supportive and encouraging comments ~ thank you for stopping by! B : )

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      Your photography is stunning and really do show us how gorgeous irises are!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @darciefrench lm: Thank you ~ I'm glad you did! B : )

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      Beautiful floral photography, really enjoying your pictures

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @dream1983: Thank you so much for checking out Iris Day! They are beautiful all year, for sure! Thank you for stopping by and for such a great comment! B : )

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Excellent lens, great job! Thumbs up!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @LittleLindaPinda: Hi, LLP! Thanks for your kind words! You always give the best encouragement! Thank you for your visit and for your kind thoughts ~ Thank you! B : )

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      I was stumped as to what that beautiful blue and yellow picture was until I read this lens. I LOVE that shot. That makes awesome Zazzle gifts for people because it is not only Beautiful but what a Unique shot.

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      Ninche 5 years ago

      Beautiful photos!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Your photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Love the beautiful images of irises in this article! Congratulations on being featured on the May Silly Celebrations monsterboard!

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      MariaMontgomery 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      An absolutely beautiful lens. Very well done.