Building design is the art of an architect. Observing building details, both inside and outside is a pastime of students, historians, engineers, and appreciative novices. The compressed population of buildings in downtown Chicago yields unplanned design elements. Quality of these inadvertent designs are left to the observer, professional and amateur.
I am sharing one more image of one of my Peonies in bloom. The slightly rosy hue on the innermost petals provide a hint of the delicacy of the bloom. The layers of this bloom seem to go on and on, fashioning opulent complexity in this single flower.
These rainbows are not as elusive as the ones in the sky, though their sophisticated patterning eludes me. I develop deeper awareness of my creative margins when my eyes rest on the “beard” of these lovely gifts of nature. Iris is the Greek word for rainbow.
Check previous spring postings in my blog for more information and images of the Iris.