Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

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Location: Sacramento, California, United States

3.20.2015

Day 356: Blooming Iris

One of my favorite spring flowers are iris, which I always remember from our backyard when I was growing up. The striking purple blossoms and distinctive scent were a great harbinger of the warmer weather, and now that we're living in Sac, we get to enjoy these flowers even earlier in the year.

In a small corner planter on the curb just outside Fremont Community Garden is a cluster of multi-colored iris, similar to this image:


However, in the cluster I've seen recently during my morning runs, there are more of the brown and beige iris than of the purple. I find this makes for a slightly less enjoyable bouquet, as the duller colours just aren't quite so appealing.

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