The high winds in Albuquerque today are playing havoc with our blooming irises. One with three large blooms was blown to the ground, so I clipped it and made it an indoor cut flower. It looked so nice I photographed it and posted it on Facebook. See?
My highly talented artist friend, Cullan Hudson, liked it, so I gave him the photograph. He added a great background and enhanced it to look like this:
He liked it so much, he turned it into a series of Mother's Day gifts here: Mother's Day Iris Gifts.
Bottom line: My rescued purple iris is now famous, all thanks to this annoying wind and my talented friend.
Moral: When Mother Nature slaps you (or your irises) around, take a picture.