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Just felt like sharing this first fleur of the season from our front yard.

I call them kaleidoscopes lilies irises (thanks Jac!), because I don’t know better and because I get drawn in by their mesmerizing beauty and lost in their hypnotic symmetry. But maybe someone out there for more botanically knowledgeable than me can properly ID them… and yes, I’m looking at you David — I mean Capt. Landscape!