Blue Flag

Blue Flag

Blue Flag © 2013 Bo Mackison

These lovely iris are growing all wild along the roadsides in Door County. The flowers this year seem to be out-doing themselves. Maybe giving us a reward for surviving last winter’s brutal punches. I’m thankful for all the bright colors and the warmth of the sun too. I am so happy that summer has finally begun!

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I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Gorgeous!! And y’all have the privilege of having them come up all by themselves along the roads? Wow…somebody sure knew what they were doing didn’t they? Such beautified country roads!!!

    My G T Sunday photos are posted. Come on over if you can find some time to visit.

  2. HeyJules says:

    It’s amazing but that’s exactly what they are doing. The colder and more snowy the winter the better the bulb and rhizome plants do in the spring.

    At least there’s THAT to look forward to after a horrible winter!

  3. Chris Osborne says:

    That’s a really nice blue. I wish I could grow something like that.

  4. Beautiful colors in this ‘volunteer’ Iris. I can’t imagine this being a wild flower. A beauty of a picture BTW .

  5. Love your photo–I wish I could see wild Irises growing alongside the roads. We have wild sunflowers, but never Irises.

  6. Gandalf says:

    The shape of the flower is captured beautifully and the delicate pattern in the petals is wonderfully reflected in your work.

  7. That is an outstanding capture! The irises in Kansas are now a memory but when they bloomed, they were abundant and gorgeous. Summer, now here, is rather beautiful. 🙂

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