Nature Walks – The Colors of the Iris

Irises were my mother’s favorite flowers.  She had tons of irises, in every color and size imaginable.  When she died, I ordered irises for everyone to lay on her casket, so her beloved flowers would always be with her.  I have always loved irises too, but after my mother passed away, my love for them grew even more.  Now, every time I see irises, I know my mother is close by.  It always makes me smile.

When people think of irises, they think of only the medium purple and yellow irises that are the most common variety, but they actually come in every color and in many sizes.  I have seen them white and “black”, pink to purple, small, medium and large, and even striped or dotted.  They come in all colors, shapes and varieties.  Right now, they are all in bloom too.  They are so colorful and just brighten up the day and every garden.  My mom would be so proud.  I know my mom must be watching over me right now because I am seeing irises, of all colors, all over the place.

Just a handful of all the beautiful colors and varieties of irises.  Some are from my own garden, and others are just from walk-abouts.

The purples.






Other colors, other varieties.









And the “black” iris.


Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.




Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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