Irises Clamoring to Be Heard

May 19, 2014

“Well. Then we had the irises, rising beautiful and cool on their tall stalks, like blown glass, like pastel water momentarily frozen in a splash, light blue, light mauve, and the darker ones, velvet and purple, black cat’s ears in the sun, indigo shadow, and the bleeding hearts, so female in shape it was a surprise they’d not long since been rooted out. There is something subversive about this garden of Serena’s, a sense of buried things bursting upwards, wordlessly, into the light, as if to point, to say: Whatever is silenced will clamor to be heard, though silently.”      ―Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Irises

Irises

I’ve been watching these irises from buds to blooms:

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3 Responses to “Irises Clamoring to Be Heard”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    I really enjoy seeing the progression. Thanks for taking the time to record it.

  2. Chris Says:

    Beautiful…Iris~Goddess of the Rainbow, Messenger of the Gods!


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