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Random Act of Metaphor: Blue Flag Iris

June 3rd, 2023 by Michael Dyet

Hmmm, such an exquisite sight a wildflower can be.

I have flirted with the idea of adding wildflowers to my nature study repertoire. There are some advantages to turning my attention to them relative to the winged wonders I typically focus my attention on.

I do not have to chase a wildflower across the meadow trying to track it until it decides to perch. A wildflower does not fly away the moment I press the shutter button to take a photograph of it as butterflies often do.

On the downside, there are so many of them and the process of identifying them is quite complex. I have optimistically purchased a couple of wildflower field guides. But as of yet I have not been able to summon the patience required.

But occasionally I come across one that is readily identifiable and cries out to be photographed. Case in point: the Blue Flag Iris at the head of this post. Such an exquisite flower to behold with its lavender blue, nodding pedals and their intricately yellow-veined sepals. Purely by chance I captured this one against a palette of verdant green.

It is said that wildflowers are nature’s wallpaper. This Blue Flag Iris qualifies as a random act of metaphor to prove that declaration.

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