I am so excited about this first iris, I can hardly stand it! I planted some along the driveway with day lilies, during our big planting day about a month and a half ago. I wasn’t quite sure that any of them would actually bloom this season, though the leaves have all sprouted up. When I spotted this bloom yesterday, I nearly scared the children half to death when I slammed on the car breaks coming up the drive. But I had to take a moment to admire my first lovely purple iris! Isn’t she beautiful, especially with the rain still resting on the petals? I love how unique these flowers are. And I didn’t realize how much enjoyment and fulfillment I would get out of gardening! I haven’t ever really been inspired to garden before, but there’s so much “scope for the imagination” here, as the dear Anne Shirley would say. There’s so much of God’s glorious creation simply waiting to be discovered and admired!