Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ABC Wednesday
September 13th, 2011

I is the letter for this week.

I is for Iris, and although it is not the least bit original I hope you might enjoy this picture of an Enchanting Iris from the June Garden.



Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.  

Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.

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12 comments:

Leslie: said...

Omigosh! This is stunning! Where can I get bulbs???

Leslie
abcw team

Reader Wil said...

This Iris is absolutely divine! I didn't know that Iris is the goddess of love. I love this flower and its colour!

Roger Owen Green said...

LOVEly INDEED! And INFORMATIVE.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

helenmac said...

I have always loved Iris and now I know why. Beautiful!
HelenMac
ABC Team

Gigi Ann said...

Now that explains another blog I visited today, (sorry I can't remember whose) that showed iris' on someones grave, but no headstone. The photo is just beautiful.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I like that Iris story Hildred. They arelovely aren't they? And they come in so many lovely colours.

Carver said...

That's a wonderful iris and one I'm not familiar with. I have a lot of different kinds of irises but haven't seen this one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I didn't know this myth and I loved learning it. Especially combined with your wonderful picture.

Kim, USA said...

Wow this flowers is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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Barb said...

This color is outstanding.

ChrisJ said...

A beautiful flower, but what would you call that color? I recently painted a day lily of that color and had to do a lot of mixing to come up with it.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

What beautiful colors!!!