A Floral Unfurling

I am more and more enthralled with the minute details of nature’s artistry and wanted to share an example of it with you.  I do not know the botanical (or common) name of this plant or many other plants, for that matter!  I think it might be an African Iris.  What I observe is that year after year, with little attention paid, this plant is full of delicate flowers.

 

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Each flower ‘unfurls’ into a showy Spring presentation.  The definition of ‘unfurl’ is “to make or become spread out from a rolled or folded state, especially in order to be open to the wind”.

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This is exactly what the flowers do!  Each day they unroll themselves to present their beautiful faces to the sun and literally dance upon the wind on long stems!

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Unfortunately, they only last a day or two.  The goods new is that many more flowers are waiting and ready to ‘unfurl’ themselves for my enjoyment!

Isn’t nature wonderful!

Sandra

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