A type of flower that may have beards, falls, flounces, horns, laminata, standards, signals and ruffles has to be accorded respect. Having said that, some of you might observe this ‘ordinary’ blue iris is lacking some of the twiddly bits its fancier bearded cousins can proudly display.
You might agree with me that the sunlight dancing on its upper petals and its clear, veined beelines left little to be desired: that the simple iris need not aspire to anything more. But who are we to rein in aspiration if an iris chooses to conceal its beardlessness under a fake beard supplied by a furry visitor?
Perhaps we ought to pretend we haven’t noticed.
Hope you’ll all have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.