The Irises have started blooming in my garden and I am now getting my First Irises of the year. It is always wonderful to see these Spring Bloomers start to put on their show, and then to see the wonderful variety of colors that I get. This year I have a new Iris bed. I had been concerned that I might not get as many Irises blooming in the first year. But here they are. Almost all the Irises have buds, and I hope to get a good show.
Isn’t she lovely? I now have a new Macro Lens for my camera, so I am playing with it getting some fairly closeup shots.
Here is another view from the top of this Iris.
And another. I think the lens is doing a fairly good job. I love the early sunshine on my Irises.
And even more of a closeup. I think I am really going to like this Macro Lens. I could never have gotten this shot with my kit lens. But now I have the problem that I think my camera may be outdated (Nikon D40 with 6.5 megapixel resolution) with not enough resolution. Still I am loving the pictures that I get.
Here is a Pale Purple Iris starting to open up. Can’t wait to see which one this is. I plan to label my Irises this year after I see what blooms. I may Finally get some organization to this Iris Bed. I am also trying to eliminate excess duplicates. Anything that has more than two of the same kind gets to go to another home.
This Old Fashioned Iris has Many, many duplicates. I have been trying to dig up the extras for two years now. I already have eight of them blooming now. All but two that are in my new bed will go to new homes.
Also blooming are my Siberian Irises. The clump I have has Many blooms this year. It is almost time to divide this clump again.
See how pretty they are?
The only Irises blooming in my front yard are this White Iris and a few of the purple ones. I am keeping the purple ones in the front, but everything in the back except for two will go.
And this is how my front yard looks with Irises, Alliums and the last of the Tulips blooming.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you like the very first of my Irises. There will be more to come.