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What Is This?

By JimV
Before going on I'm very happy to tell you that I'm once again the owner of a new computer. The Acer packed in on me over a week ago, took it back to the shop, they checked it out, couldn't find what was wrong and said they'd have to send it away for further checks, and that would take about 2 weeks, I told them that wasn't acceptable to me and that I wasn't happy with the computer anyhow. They came back later with an offer of a new computer in exchange, which I gladly accepted so - hopefully - all my computer woes are now behind me, once I get everything set-up again, which I'm still working on.

Enough of that, now to this image. Our grandaughter brought this flower to our cottage in Cape Breton, said she'd found it in the bushes along the front, growing wild apparently, I thought it was orchid like, but Mary thinks it's some kind of lily, who's right.......or are we both wrong?

Tags: Flower Inverness Flowers and plants Cape breton Inverness Beach Village

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27 Sep 2011 2:07AM
It looks like an iris to me Jim. I think some do grow wild. It's a great shot. So glad you got your computer problems settled and soon you'll be all back to things working as should.........Sandy

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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
27 Sep 2011 2:26AM
It is an iris-- a rather fancy one--just aboutmy most favorite plant!
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
27 Sep 2011 3:19AM
To be fair to Mary, on reflection an iris may well be what she thought it was, I was quoting from memory, not a good idea at my advanced age! Wink
Ayoob 5 Australia
27 Sep 2011 4:46AM
Two beautiful flower with great shot.lovely colours and presented...........Grin
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
27 Sep 2011 6:53AM
Definitely a wild iris, Jim, and well captured, too. Carol
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2011 8:54AM
Two good captures of a wild iris. Carole
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
27 Sep 2011 12:13PM
V1 is lovely...we call them "blue flag" here in the states. They grow wild in moist areas, iris it is.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
27 Sep 2011 12:43PM
I saw this iris featured in issue 174 of G
GARDENS ILLUSTRATED over breakfast this morning--the article suggested that it will grow exceptionally well in moist places , even better in onds-- to the point of being invasive---

must be deer proff as well then!
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
27 Sep 2011 1:45PM
A couple of lovely close-ups, Jim.

Thank you for your kind comments upon my previous upload, I am quite fit except for being a bit stiff in the bones, so thank goodness that my Fuji S9600 has a 'swivel' LCD screen so that I don't have to crouch down too far for any low angle close-ups etc, Smile .
Here's to the next 60 years, lol.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
27 Sep 2011 2:52PM
'Lovely Iris Shots~'

Ciao~ Pietro Wink
moiral 6 12 Scotland
27 Sep 2011 5:10PM
A beautiful looking iris Jim. Gorgeous colours too.
Hope you gave them laldy in that computer shop Jim TongueGrin. Moira
27 Sep 2011 7:44PM
Great colour, detail and presentation.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
27 Sep 2011 9:17PM
It's definitely an iris Jim, not sure which variety though. I'm sure epz's resident botanical expert Ann, "EAS" will be able to id it for you if you pm her. The details, colours and presentation are first class in these two fine images
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
30 Sep 2011 12:20AM
Its an iris Ensata ,i think Jim,tall slender stalks and long thin leaves.hope your sorted with the computer now .
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
6 Oct 2011 8:39AM
Two Beautiful and lovely images,very well done,
Caledonia 10 2 Scotland
8 Oct 2011 7:22AM
V1 gets my vote. Fabulous detail on this beautiful iris. Lovely presentation too.
10 Oct 2011 8:52AM
Beautiful flower shot, nice detail and colours,

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