As the sun began its rise over the mesa, our
first iris bloom of the season was illuminated!
Fortunately, my morning schedule provided an
opening to paint before the wind picked up.
As the iris is symbolic of creativity, it seemed
especially apropos for this project. And, while I
love and honor all flowers, the iris has a
slightly elevated space in my heart (right
next to the daisy).
Many cultures consider the iris to be an
especially sacred flower for its layered
three-petal 'trinity' array.