Scottish life and landscape in photos, from Edinburgh to Shetland and points between
Saturday, 2 February 2013
An iris called Gordon
Suddenly, it seems, the days are longer. And just as suddenly the spring bulbs I planted in the autumn as an act of faith against the darkness of winter have come into flower. First were the snowdrops, but very soon after is Gordon, a tiny iris reticulata.
This picture is for my daughter, now back at university. We know a small, cheerful Gordon, and I hope this cheerful iris brings back some happy memories for her.
And for my son, also back at university - if I'd baked any chocolate brownies I'd post a photo for you!