The iris are blooming, the iris are blooming! Every year we get very excited at our house about the iris. We’ve collected various colors over the years mostly in the black, dark purple, and orange ranges. So this time of year we hope for sunshine and no rain. So when we had the hail storm last week, it shredded some of the irises that had opened. Fortunately for us, spring arrived late this year and the storm came before most of the iris started to bloom, so we only lost a few. The pictures above are the news ones that came out after the hail storm!