Tuesday, 13 September 2011

ABC Wednesday - Iris

Passing by the little church at Woodland in July a flash of vivid colour caught my eye.  So curiosity led me in to investigate. 
Making my way to the colour luminous in the sunshine I discovered its flowery source growing
contained within a grave stone. I looked on the stone end for a name but time had erased all trace, but surely nature and the unknown gardener had already shown me the Christian name of the occupant
 Iris.
 
My I entry to ABC Wednesday. A journey through the alphabet from A-Z

19 comments:

VioletSky said...

This is so touching.

jabblog said...

Poignant!

Jo Bryant said...

beautiful photos - a great post is this one - loved it

Kay L. Davies said...

Sometimes we unexpectedly come upon wonderful, tender sights. This is one of them.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Roger Owen Green said...

lovely choice.
I love cemeteries
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gigi Ann said...

What a nice way to commemorate someones grave.

mrsnesbitt said...

Love it.
Denise ABC Team

chubskulit said...

I love irises, they are beautiful.

Insects is my letter I. Hope you can drop by!

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, so lovely!

capturedalive said...

The iris looks good on the Iris


Pheno, ABCW Team

EG Wow said...

I DO love iris blossoms. These are such a great shade of blue.

Leslie: said...

How lovely and touching! So much nicer than a bare patch.

Leslie
abcw team

Caroline said...

What lovely colours. Lovely blog. Thanks.

Wanda said...

Love the contrast from the old headstones, and the new fresh irises!! Love capture.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely. Someone once cared very much.

ChrisJ said...

Beautiful blues!

Meryl said...

I love old graveyards...looking at the weathered stones, their designs, wondering what that life had been like...

Paula Scott said...

Beautiful wild irises! It does look like it is the same or similar to the one I posted! I can never get enough of those.

dona said...

A sweet story and many beautiful shots in this blog!