Fine art painting. Striking blue-purple flowers were on stiff stems taller than my waist. I sat on a little stool and watched bumble bees coming to the flowers while I was painting them.
It was a hot day and I was on a mission to paint blue. I knew the irises (Iris versicolor) were in flower. So I carried my easel, other painting gear, and a folding stool across the field. I set up in the vast meadow among the tall grasses to paint these wild blue flag irises. Bobolinks tried to figure out what I was doing, and made it clear they did not favor my presence, then lost interest in me. I was sitting below the level of the flowers. Wild native bumble bees came to the flowers while I was painting. The intense blue-purple of the flowers filled my heart. I thought of Dianna who loves wildflowers; she would enjoy this!
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