This wildflower version of the Iris is perhaps my favorite flower to photograph in the studio during the end of June to early July, depending on the weather. They usually appear when the Lupine are in full bloom, adding additional purple to the natural palette of the Western Upper Peninsula. We have experienced exceptionally dry weather for the past month, but my cherished wildflowers have survived the drought, with some even prospering, nonetheless. Homosapiens, with no heed to the perils of climate change, will change this. Leaving for California in a week to visit my son, his wife, and my new granddaughter, Rose, whom is now 7 months old. A bit anxious about flying with the camera equipment, but will do so as a carry on. The film is being mailed to avoid having to ask TSA for a hand check. The exposed negatives with be mailed back as well.
“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew i would never see it again?”
― Rachel Carson