Iris opens her face to the world! by maggiemae

Iris opens her face to the world!

I transplanted a number of iris two years ago and its taken this time for them to flower. I am delighted in them, this pretty one hidden under the trees, an orange one and a dark blue.

Jessie's 1929 travel journey continues from Edinburgh and she delights in the Lochs and Castles of Scotland. Some of the names were quite difficult but I did find them on a lot of research. One in particular, Tom @okc553 helped me with: Coshieville! It doesn't sound at all Scottish. There were a lot of elite cars on the roads with chaffeurs, one who Mum met cresting a stone bridge and she had to back off. "There was such smiling and lifting of hats - I felt most embarrased - should have got out and curtsyed!" Tummel, Weem, Blair Athol, Dunkeld, the Bridge of Feuch! and then: "Over a humped back bridge, a rise up Glen Geag and how our little bus spluttered! Shaky, it was, for that morning, I just about bust its boiler, and indeed I did blow it out!. It wouldn’t go decently, backfired on every possible occasion and made a fearful noise like a chaff-cutter!" I looked up the Gordon Arms where she stayed and it still looks a beautiful hotel. Is Fochaber a real name -I've yet to find out. 27257 words typed!
Love the sparkly background bokeh Maggie and the contrast against the black - congrats on getting it growing
November 8th, 2012  
Pretty flower indeed!
November 8th, 2012  
Beautiful
November 8th, 2012  
Wow, this is just gorgeous. I'd be pretty delighted, too ; ) Such fun bokeh. A fav for me.

Continue to love reading your mom's adventures. Love how she writes.
November 8th, 2012  
A beautiful flower and great capture Maggie
November 8th, 2012  
You must be very green fingered, well done. Beautiful capture?
November 8th, 2012  
Sorry, typo, that shouldn't be a question mark!,
November 8th, 2012  
Lovely shot! And those diary stories are just a treasure!
November 8th, 2012  
Such a beauty Maggie.. you have captured it perfectly
November 8th, 2012  
My favourite flower, beautiful
November 8th, 2012  
So gorgeous -- I love these flowers too
November 8th, 2012  
You give your mothers journal a real feel to it maggiemae,I can just imagine them chugging over that bridge!
Those irises.... such exotic colours.
November 8th, 2012  
Vee
Lovely flower with it's curly petals! How amazing to have this record of your Mother's life...and what a wonderful life it is!
November 8th, 2012  
Fantastic shot Maggie.
November 8th, 2012  
What a unique iris! The journal sounds delightful. You should put a shout out to folks from Scotland on the discussion board for help with some of these names. I've got several that follow me but I'm blanking out on their @ names right now. I'll see if I can get back to you with that!
November 9th, 2012  
Deb
Beautiful! I love the colorful bokeh :)
November 9th, 2012  
@olivetreeann Thanks, Ann - good idea!
November 9th, 2012  
Worth waiting for, no? Nicely done! FAV
November 9th, 2012  
@rob257 Thanks Rob - while you have a flower, you have a photo!
November 9th, 2012  
@yonnie Thanks Yvonne - nice to have your support!
November 9th, 2012  
Beautiful Iris and nice photography! I like the colorful bokeh.
November 9th, 2012  
A beautiful bearded iris! Interesting background!
November 9th, 2012  
Beautiful
November 9th, 2012  
i am an iris fan, haven't seen one quite like this.
November 9th, 2012  
Just gorgeous, and the background is perfect for it!
November 9th, 2012  
lovely flower... that memoir seems to be coming along nicely too!
November 9th, 2012  
Beautiful flower and I really like the smattering of multicolored bokeh in the background.
November 9th, 2012  
It's a beautiful flower Maggiemae, and you are making good progress
November 9th, 2012  
Gorgeous blossom beautifully capture. Great close-up with such clarity on the details and great DOF. To reiterate what I already said, beautifully done!
November 9th, 2012  
@tesnonian Thanks Sharon, my tripod makes such a difference!
November 9th, 2012  
Lyn
Oh, Maggie, so lovely that your iris did finally bloom - it's really beautiful. And great work researching all of those Scottish nameplaces - that can't be easy.
November 9th, 2012  
This flower is amazing. I love the backdrop Maggiemae. Glad the story is coming along. It must be so interesting to follow her journey
November 9th, 2012  
@kamb @kamb Thanks Karen for your nice comment! I think if it wasn't for 365, I would never have started this journal!
November 9th, 2012  
Very pretty iris! Love the curves and textures. Well captured!
November 9th, 2012  
That is a really beautiful iris Maggie. Does it have green in its falls? Sadly mine are nearly all finished. I love your beautiful bokeh in the background.
November 9th, 2012  
@lwain the only green is what you see - in the lines. ps The bokeh came in all by itself- it was morning sun coming through the leaves!
November 9th, 2012  
I love this photo and have come to love the Iris. They are beautiful flowers that are different than so many other flowers that I have seen. How wonderful that your Mom was such a writer. Her adventures are so fascinating to hear about. I am so glad you are sharing.
November 9th, 2012  
These are beautiful flowers. Lovely
November 9th, 2012  
that is a lovely photos - i love flowers
November 9th, 2012  
bep
Beautiful iris, beautiful bokeh too.
November 9th, 2012  
One of my favorite flowers. I live in a very old house and the former owner loved them as well. The first year we lived there I was surprised by the different colors and varieties that we had!
November 9th, 2012  
Well Maggie it was worth the wait. Beautiful shot
November 9th, 2012  
Lovely.
November 9th, 2012  
Beautiful flower!
November 9th, 2012  
Gorgeous Iris!
November 9th, 2012  
Fabulous focus. Love the dark background with the colourful bokeh xx
November 9th, 2012  
Beautiful flower - and fascinating diary entry.
November 9th, 2012  
Wow - have never seen an iris like that - its's beautiful - love the bokeh
November 10th, 2012  
What complexity in a blossom. Thanks for sharing this with us!
November 10th, 2012  
Excellent focus, love the bokeh too!
November 10th, 2012  
So many different varieties. This is lovely. fav
November 10th, 2012  
@onie thank you, Leonie - appreciate your support!
November 10th, 2012  
I was catching up on your shots today and took another look at this one. Saw my promise to give you some names- glad I did, I'd forgotten! Here are 3 lovely ladies I know via 365 that live in Scotland: @sarah19 Sarah Bremner, @jmj Jennifer Jones (although she may have finished I think), and @melorac Carole. And Louise @louisefrance too!
November 16th, 2012  
@olivetreeann thank you Ann for those names - I will investigate!
November 16th, 2012  
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