Swan and Dwarf Irises

02 Feb

The tide was out at the Penryn River this morning when we went to sing at the Zed Shed.  A lone swan had walked in the mud and was preening itself.

Two more Iris Reticulata have opened, sorry I don’t know their names. I love how raindrops collect on their petals. There’s a name for that effect but I can’t bring it to mind. Perhaps, you, Dear Reader, will remember it..


3 responses to “Swan and Dwarf Irises

  1. Heyjude

    February 2, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    The pale blue iris is ‘Katherine Hodgkin’ and the purple one is ‘Pauline’ I think. I have grown both of these before. I don’t know of any name for raindrops on plants, but Petrichor is the word for the smell after rain. Usually more obvious in the summer months.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 2, 2023 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you for the names. I knew I could rely on you! Petrichor is one of my favourite words along with apricity and serendipity. I think a blogging friend from the North East will know. 🙂

      • Heyjude

        February 2, 2023 at 10:29 pm

        Apricity is a fabulous word.


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