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Saturday, May 9, 2015


Irises flower
purple bearded blooms ready
for a spring time trim

   Today is National Iris Day and my web search suggested the holiday originated in Japan.  So the day calls for a haiku.  I hope you enjoy this one.
I'm going to have fun trying to draw some irises to go with this poem.  Can you try writing your own iris poem today?


  1. Joy,
    I like the humor of a beaded iris getting a trim. Clever. I moved some irises this week, due to a back porch remodel I'm excited to be getting done. Mine were deep yellow. Pretty!

    1. Thank you. As always, when I'm worried that my humor may be a little obscure, you get it. You have no idea how helpful that is to me. I do appreciate you.

  2. Such a cute idea -- the beard needing a trim. Thanks. Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day.

    1. Thanks Rosi. I'm glad you got my humor.
      Did you have a good Mothers Day?