Thursday, March 01, 2007

My favorite iris

Iris from our first digital camera: an antiquated, low-res Sony Mavica

In search of some photos for an upcoming blog, I managed to transfer a bunch of pics from another computer--something the old Gateway doesn't give up easily. You just have to catch it when it's in the mood to share. Tuesday was one of those days.

Anyway, I've been side-tracked looking through many of these old pictures the past day or two. And the most pleasing of all is this favorite of a backyard iris taken some years ago on our very first digital camera, a Sony Mavica, way before images were measured in megapixels. It was one of those that wrote images directly to a 3.5 diskette and looking at landscapes taken with it, it's easy to see how primitive they look compared to today's cameras.

But this one still impresses me today. I was hoping I'd find it, and having done that, I thought I'd share it.

6 comments:

D.K. Raed said...

Nice!!! Irises always remind me of 1)spring, 2) my mom, 3) georgia o'keefe. ~~ D.K.

dada said...

Well, I didn't know your mom. But I took this in spring and georgia o'keefe? Well, I liked this picture so well, I had thought about the striking painting it would make if done on a scale that would wrap its arms around you. Like 6' or 8' square at least.

D.K. Raed said...

An 8-ft sq like a mural on a bdrm wall? heavenly way to fall asleep.

My mom had a way with flowers. she esp loved irises. she used to entertain us kids by pinching an iris to make it "talk" (like a ventriloquist). they do look like little mouths talking. I am not the green thumb she was; in fact, NONE of the tulips I planted last fall have come up yet. well, maybe the snow & freezing temps we got this week set them back.

I always thought flowers were all about color, then a few yrs ago I came across an all-black rose which I assumed was spray painted. But now I see there's an all-black iris called "The Anvil of Darkness". So I think the flower industry is getting with the current sombre mood of the planet. I much prefer the riotous-colored blooms. ~~ D.K.

azgoddess said...

you always have such nice pics!! thanks for sharing!

dada said...

az: Coincidentally, I found this iris picture the day you posted your "flowers" blog re the white gladiola, so I feel you influenced me.

(I might mention here, the two large pine tress we had removed from the backyard, beginning on the 20th of December over two months ago, have reaped the first advantage I can see.)

Gladiolas planted over 17 years ago are springing up that were given me by my sister and her husband from their farm. They're bright red ones and I guess the sun they've been missing all these years is encouraging them to "bring it on."

Don't know if they'll make it, but I'm tending 'em with much care. If not this spring, maybe next one.

dada said...

az: Coincidentally, I found this iris picture the day you posted your "flowers" blog re the white gladiola, so I feel you influenced me.

(I might mention here, the two large pine tress we had removed from the backyard, beginning on the 20th of December over two months ago, have reaped the first advantage I can see.)

Gladiolas planted over 17 years ago are springing up that were given me by my sister and her husband from their farm. They're bright red ones and I guess the sun they've been missing all these years is encouraging them to "bring it on."

Don't know if they'll make it, but I'm tending 'em with much care. If not this spring, maybe next one.