Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Irises are blooming; many colors and varieties.

According to Wikipedia, the name, iris, is from the Greek word for rainbow. When certain types of irises are dried, steamed, and distilled, the process creates a fragrant substance used to create perfume called iris butter.

Iris butter; such a delicious sound.

Vincent Van Gogh painted irises, as did Georgia O’Keeffe. Van Gogh studied them from afar; O’Keeffe, up close, probing them through her paintings.

And here is another view…

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I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
~Claude Monet

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.
~Heinrich Heine

How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!

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