It has been pretty chilly in this part of the world lately. We had some warmer days in February! Above a wild Dwarf Iris. Outstandingly beautiful.
Above, another view of the Dwarf Iris. A marvelous wild flower, which like many flowers can be viewed for only a short time before the flowers disappear. Generally in the Bible the flower is a symbol of fading or temporary beauty.
Peonies are cultivated and have flowers that do last a short while.
The center of the Peony – the purpose of flowers is to produce seeds, not just beauty. We cultivate flowers for their colors, shapes and fragrances. In nature those attributes are needed more to attract pollinators.
I was totally enamored by the color of the cones of the Weeping Blue Spruce above.
Looking down on the Spring Larkspur it had a geodesic dome shape.
Dogwoods were still in bloom the day I did my short walk at the Cox Arboretum. You can see all my photos at Cox Arboretum, April 2017.