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Iris finale

Almost over
Almost over

Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.  Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.

~ Hana No Monogatari: The Stories of Flowers

Goodbye for this season
Goodbye for this season

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.

~ Maya Angelou

I had this post scheduled before I heard of the death of Maya Angelou.  I was going to change things around a bit, but then decided to leave it pretty much as is, letting the irises be a tribute to her.  Some of her wise words have guided me through my adulthood, my womanhood.  Thank you, Dr. Angelou.

Today’s joys:  A sweatfest of a workout this morning (kettlebell madness!); rain for the gardens; the beautiful irises; another good share of vegetables from the CSA (today’s share includes spinach, arugula, salad turnips, strawberries, and bok choy); love in all of its forms; wise women sharing wise words.  May we learn to cherish and honor them.



Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

7 thoughts on “Iris finale

  1. What a perfect post for today, Robin. I had the TV on in my classroom full of middles chool kids the morning Dr. Angelou read her poem at President Clinton’s first inauguration. It gave me cold chills then, and still does today. What a great spirit, and what a perfect tribute to her. May all be well with you, WG


  2. They’re beautiful! I have some purple irises at the side of my house (they hide the water meter LOL) but only had a few flowers this year…and never did go out to photograph them.


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