The purple iris are always the first to appear. This group is in between the box woods on the left side of the front. I have others near the cabin which are the same kind, but they do not bloom until after the bronze which are planted in front of the box woods to the left of the front door.
I took these pictures after the rain had ceased for awhile on Sunday morning. If you enlarge the bronze iris you can see the rain drops.
The neighbors have a variety of iris that Brenda brought from her Mother's home. I will try to some pictures of them. When you come up the drive and look to your left you are greeted by those wonderful flowers.
This morning when I awoke and went into the kitchen, it was 34 degrees so I was really slow getting ready for the day. Burrr I thought we had gotten through the cold weather. Seems like my body does not adjust to cold weather as quickly since it has been in the eighties. I was really surprised to see Sam Cat prowling the house as he likes to stay under the covers in Mimi's room when it is this cool.
The Kitty Justice is that this is just one of those southern winters we have and if you look out you will see the locust trees in bloom. We have had Dogwood winter and Red bud winter so now we are in Locust winter. We southern like to give any little ole cold spell a name, just makes them more tolerable.