Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Bearded Iris, Arroyo Hondo, Ramada, May 25, 2022.

Greetings from San Cristobal, a week when the rains came and the bearded iris opened in its striking glory.

Down in the Arroyo Hondo Valley, the rain clouds came and opened up not only here but on the fires bringing cooler temps and much-needed relief for the firefighters around the state. So I thought of a celebratory picture of one of our beautiful bearded iris with raindrops against a backdrop of rain and reflections on the windowpane.

Bearded Iris with raindrops San Cristobal
Bearded Iris in the rain in the garden, San Cristobal, NM

I’ve photographed this scene many times in all seasons. You may remember it. It is fast becoming my equivalent of Monet’s “haystack” series.

Arroyo Hondo Cottonwood Willows Acequia
Cottonwood and willows along the Acequia in Arroyo Hondo, NM

The ramada below was something I came across many years ago and found it again digging in my archives this week. I like the minimalist simplicity, which was what caught my eye. The clouds and sky helped set the scene off.

Ramada, Santa fe, NM
Ramada on the road in Galisteo, NM

I’m happy to post a couple of uplifting images this week after the doomsday-looking pictures of the fire over the past few weeks.

As always, thank you for looking. I look forward to seeing you here a gain next week. Have a great week. G

14 thoughts on “Bearded Iris, Arroyo Hondo, Ramada, May 25, 2022.”

  1. We’ve got similar irises in our Milwaukee garden but I’ve never produced an image anywhere nearly as gorgeous as yours. The other two you posted are flat out perfect, too.

    • That’s a really nice compliment, Jim. Thank you. I’ve seen your work, I’m sure you have some nice images of iris. G

  2. Hi great Iris shot beautiful. I have got a tub of white and yellow ones that have arrived in my garden my son in law who tends my garden says he did not plant them. Mystery?

    • The iris tend to have a will of their own. Here and the wild iris in the mountains seem to choose their moment. I bet it was a nice surprise to see yours pop up! Thank you, Alison. G


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