Thursday, 2 March 2017

carpe Iris

Seriously, you turn your back for one moment and the next thing you know the Iris are in full bloom. Not that I'm objecting but I would have preferred to appreciate the process a bit more. A petal here and there rather than an overnight explosion. But now they are here I'm committed to full time Iris appreciation. Can't waste a moment because they'll be over if I blink.

(And before you Classical types get angsty I can confirm that the correct accusative form of Iris is Iris because I checked with MrM.)


  1. Carpe Diem - especially if it is your birthday, MrsM !

  2. iridescent



    adjective: iridescent

    showing luminous colours that seem to change when seen from different angles.
    "the drake's head has an iridescent purple sheen"

    synonyms: shimmering, shimmery, glittering, sparkling, coruscating, dazzling, shining, gleaming, glowing, lustrous, scintillating, dancing, opalescent, opaline; More
    multicoloured, kaleidoscopic, rainbow-like, rainbow-coloured, many-hued, prismatic, colourful, psychedelic;

    variegated, shot;


    rarecoruscant, fulgurating, effulgent, scintillant

    "the iridescent films of oil on top of puddles"


    late 18th century: from Latin iris, irid- ‘rainbow’ + -escent.

  3. Is it your birthday?! Many happy returns. Those iris :-) are beautiful.

    1. Thank you! Although I have just seen a picture of someone's garden on Instagram which is covered in blue iris - which made my little pot look rather pathetic. I'm going to plant them out and hope they spread.

  4. happy birthday lovely Alice x

    1. Thank you! We had a lovely weekend away, chock full of treats. It's a good thing that you only have one birthday a year.


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