Today I'm joining in on the Wednesday Vignette meme hosted by Flutter and Hum. I like the idea of being able to post a picture of just about anything, like Wordless Wednesday, but without the restriction of being "wordless."
My favorite stage of growth in Siberian irises is when the stalks are rising and twisting up, like some strange or ancient sea creature. I love the sinuous stems and subtle color gradations between green and purple. They look so nice against the fresh spring grass and the rocks of the dry creek bed (only visible here as a bit of grey in the background).