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Project 365 Day 90 – Iris

I took this a while ago. The flower reminds me of an opera diva throwing her arms out and singing triumphantly.

Can you hear the music?

An iris in a glass vase with its petals outstretched in an embrace, with text 'Get Well Soon'

7 replies on “Project 365 Day 90 – Iris”

Very pretty and classy! I just had to pin it! I put it under my photography folder. It’s to remind me to take pretty pictures of flowers, which I don’t do enough.

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The fragility of Japanese irises have always attracted me. In Japan, irises are symbols of heroism. The blue color of Japanese iris symbolizes blue blood. This is why iris flowers are used extensively in the Japanese spring festival for boys. Iris flowers were used in making perfumes, fragrances and as a medicinal herb too. In rural parts of Japan the iris species found near shallow water and low-lying plank bridges and are the most celebrated in Japanese art.

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