There are very few things in life that quite describe this adage as well as the early iris! The shade, the beauty, the structure, the vitality...all provide amazing beauty and contrast. We have one patch that is all the typical early purple iris. Pretty, but relatively boring. Then this morning, the strangers appeared, and oh, what a show they put on. No photo can capture the true essence of any of these amazing showstoppers, but I had to try. As you wend your way through yet another day of sameness, consider how lucky we are to be able to celebrate our differences...the beauty that is unique to each of us, and know how much you are loved!