The Iris Yellow Flag
along the Saddle Rock ponds

  Whether seen from afar or nearby, the iris yellow flag is quite remarkable. For one, it has a long blooming season. The following photos were taken in early June, and now, in August, the flowers are still going strong.
Iris from afar
The iris, seen close, has such remarkable delicacy. It's well worth the walk to see how brilliantly the yellow flags are waving.
Iris macro
According to the Audubon Guide to Wildflowers, yellow flag has been introduced from Europe, and the word flag stems from middle English and means either rush or reed.

Photography note: Both photos were taken (in early June 2002) using the Voigtlander 125mm macro on a Pentax LX.

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