First Iris of 2005! I love irises. I won an iris drawing one year after voting for my favorite at the iris show at the mall. There were so many beautiful varieties. Some were brown and purple or yellow and white, ruffled and not. Sigh. But they haven't come back in a few years. Maybe this year? Here is a photo gallery at the iris society website, beauty! Oh and please disregard the gigantic dandelion growing behind it. Time for some weeding now that it isn't quite so mucky in the backyard.