When I went to visit my girlfriend a couple of weeks ago, while walking along a trail nearby, we came across this lovely patch of purple irises. The color is so vibrant, it’s difficult not to stop and take notice. Named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow, irises bring color to the garden in spring and summer. We have a small patch of white ones in our backyard but they rarely bloom. If one happens to, as soon as the flower blooms, the stem bends and makes it appear as though the flower got overwhelmed and fainted. I have no idea why this occurs but it’s certainly puzzling!