Day 385 — Iris — Haibun Journey Beauty Each Day

Today’s beauty is iris. I have a garden full of beautiful bearded iris. Some have smooth petals and some have ruffled ones. The blossoms are various shades of pale and bright colors. One of the things I noticed early this morning was how much I enjoyed the smell of iris. I was sitting out on the porch at four am. I could see some of the flowers, but the smell was over powering. I sat in a chair with my eyes closed just breathing in the sweet perfume carried on the breeze.

just before dawn
bright stars fill the heavens
sweet smell of spring