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Cadillac Mountain Sunrise
Ictus
Dragonfly
Funny dog
A seagull in flight along the beaches of Acadia National Park
School Bee
Lone tree root in the Desert
Exodus
Hikers overlooking Cadillac Mountain
Contemplation of existence
Men in Cars
Joanne's Iris
Furman Eclipse
Exodus
Painted Turtle
Night Monument
Exodus
Hikers overlooking Cadillac Mountain
Amber's Kill
Man trekking through Cadillac Mountain
Exodus
The Circus
Cemetery at Glendalough, Ireland
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Joanne's Iris

My dear friend, Joanne, died and I inherited some of her iris bulbs. This one (she called it a Japanese Iris), was her favorite. The flower is a striking purple color and delicate form - almost like an orchid. I transplanted the bulbs from her garden into mine and this flower bloomed the first year. I always think of my friend when I look at this photo.

TAGS: Flower, Iris, Texas

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Garland, Texas, United States of America
Member since 2014
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Copyright:
© M.E. Wilcox.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2018, 12:55 p.m.
Camera Make: FUJIFILM
Camera Model: X-T10
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f14
ISO: ISO800
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