Click on photo to enlarge - © 2010 jim otterstrom
A Wild Blue Iris (Iris missouriensis) blooms near the shore of the Stanfield Marsh this morning.I sometimes find myself blushing in the presence of such sensual beauty, so feminine in its expression.
I spent half an hour with this Iris today and that wasn't near long enough.
I laid down close to it, touched its soft tender petals, took in its delicate scent, and painted its graceful beauty into my memory. And then I photographed it to share with you.
Georgia O'Keefe was inspired by flowers like this to create some of her most passionate and controversial work.
I share Georgia's love for the passion and sensuality in nature, it's what drives evolution and the perpetuation of life.
~Long Live Sensuality, Passion, And Life~
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