Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spring Dancers

These fairy ballerinas in their silken costumes last way too short a time dancing in the spring winds.  They swirl and twirl and waft on grape perfume and then are gone almost before the wind dies down.  You must click on them to feel the breath of a spring wind on your face.







15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

sigh. so lovely. delicate...the colors in that last one...beautiful

Linda said...

Irises always remind me of ballerinas in their tutus. I agree with Brian. Brilliant captures Tabor. Thank you for sharing.

Joanne Noragon said...

We took bunches of these to lay on family graves on Memorial Day. My dad called them "flags". The reference is to a fluer de lis, and I do not know how prevelant that name is. But, by any name, they are lovely.

Granny Annie said...

Our Iris are so beautiful and we celebrate them every year. Your photos are wonderful.

Celia said...

The Iris are so beautiful this time of year.
Both my grandmothers called them flags as well, I'd forgotten.

Anita said...

Your words reflect the beauty and awesomeness of these flowers. I hope you will enjoy photographing more.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful flowers and a brilliant quote.

Linda Reeder said...

They are just starting to bloom here too. Many people use them to decorate graves on Memorial Day. I hope they last that long. such ephemeral beauty.

Red said...

For the short time these blooms are here they pack a real punch.

Hilary said...

Gorgeous captures of these beauties. Just lovely.

kenju said...

They are just luscious!! Mine are pure white, but this year only 5-6 of them bloomed, and then the rain and cold got them. I wish mine were as colorful as yours.

Kat said...

WOW. Those are just magnificent. They look so graceful. Beautiful shots! Well done.

Dave King said...

Superb pictures.

Chris said...

Our flags are just beginning to bloom. I don't have any of those colors. Lovely photos, I can sure see their dance costumes.

Pauline said...

SPLENDID photos!