Archive for Iris

At Long Last: The Gardens at Jay Street

Posted in Photography, Nature, Photographers, Botanical, Abstract, Photo Drawing, Idyllic, Solarization, black-and-white, Infrared, Contemplative with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2009 by sambissell
Dwarf Tulips

Dwarf Tulips

This post is going to be virtually nothing but pictures, I’ve decided. To be precise, pictures of my yard, close-ups of some of the plants, blooms, etc in both the front and back yards as well as shots of groupings. Many readers either haven’t been here to the house or, if they have, have not been by this year, for one reason or another.
I’ll name as many as I can; I do know most and many I know only by their botanical name, not their common name, and vice versa. I’ll always label them from front to back.
If you want to write back and identify ones I haven’t named, feel free and I’ll add a note to the photos. And don’t be surprised if I add a few “shifts”.
In any case: ENJOY!

Fading Dianthus Bloom - Spiderweb Cactus BloomFading Dianthus Bloom – Spiderweb Cactus Bloom
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April (Snow)showers Bring…

Posted in Abstract, Botanical, Electrified, Nature, Photography, Snowscape, Solarization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2009 by sambissell
Undaunted Iris bucharica

Undaunted Iris bucharica

It snowed about 10 days ago….a typical late April storm…it was supposed to be a real dumper here in the city but it fizzled out. Instead, it pounded the mountains, foothills, and the plains east of town.
A couple of days before the storm hit, my Iris bucharica (Corn Leaf Iris, though I had to look this up since I’ve never called it that) bloomed. The before-storm pictures really don’t do justice to what this one displayed. I have several around the yard in various places; it is really one of my favorite plants that appear in Spring.

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I love this guy!

Posted in friends, Photography, Pups and Dogs, Snowscape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2009 by sambissell
Watching for Squirrels

Watching for Squirrels

His name is Monroe. But many folks know him as Poof, but my son, Spencer, and I can’t remember how we came up with that name…it certainly stuck though!

Ready

Ready

Spence and I got him when he was about 6 months old or so. He’s about 6+ now.
His markings were a lot more pronounced when he was a pup.

Handsome Fella

Handsome Fella

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Iris reticulata ‘JS Dijt’ — Miniature Bigshot

Posted in Botanical, Nature, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2009 by sambissell
Iris reticulata 'JW Dijt'

Iris reticulata 'J.S. Dijt'

I said I’d let you see the above plant when it popped out of the ground in my yard. Well, frankly, I didn’t expect it to do so for another couple of weeks. However, here in Colorado, our weather has been so warm and dry that the ground, in turn, is ALSO so warm that the early Spring plants have been tricked into thinking that not only is Spring here but Summer is close behind!
This flower grows to a whopping 5″ or so. I have several of them planted in my front yard, where they create a very nice effect for people who aren’t used to flowers blooming in mid-March, other than crocuses. Frankly, I think they are one of the coolest-looking plants in the world. Different from their much bigger cousins, Bearded Iris, these are Beardless Irises.

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From the Depths………

Posted in Nature, Photography with tags , , , , on August 26, 2008 by sambissell
The Iris Squid

The Iris Squid

…so named for the plethora of iris blooms it shoots to distract its prey before eating them whole….

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