Friday, March 11, 2011


03.11.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

The native Southern Blue Flag Irises show off their royal color in the bright sunshine, happily blooming after a nice drenching yesterday. It's amazing what even a small amount of much-needed rain can do for our natural environment. It also brought out the raccoons, birds, and new cypress tree growth.

Such a different look than the images halfway around the world in Japan, as a result of the earthquake/tsunami - an incredibly devastating act of nature. The exponential burst of energy and the long range effect across the Pacific Ocean continue to astound me. Just as quickly as the quake erupted, the social network moved to communicate and share personal accounts, photographs, and videos. The power of these networks are just as awesome - capturing and directing that power is certainly a worthwhile skill to include in our learning. Freedom Park, Naples, FL


  1. Really beautiful image! I'm so jealous of your warm weather! I've been avidly following the news on the Japan earthquake and tsunami - the devastation is just incredible.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing all your flowers. These are beautiful irises. Do they smell like rootbeer? Ours do.

  3. I need to stop and enjoy your irises as an antidote to the devastation in Japan. At least we can get a respite from the awful news.