Floral Friday : African Iris

African iris - check die naamDietes is a genus of rhizomatous plants of the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1866. Common names include Fortnight lily, African iris, Morea or Moraea iris, Japanese iris and Butterfly iris, each of which may be used differently in different regions for one or more of the four species within the genus.DSC05007

Most species are native to southern and central Afica, with one (Dietes robinsoniana) native to Lord Howe Island off the coast of Australia. A few species have become naturalized in other parts of the world. WikipediaDSC05008

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One Word Photo Challenge: Scarlet

Scarlet is a bright red with a slightly orange tinge. In the spectrum of visible light, and on the traditional colour wheel, it is one-fourth of the way between red and orange, slightly less orange than vermilion.IMG_3964

According to surveys in Europe and the United States, scarlet and other bright shades of red are the colors most associated with courage, force, passion, heat, and joy.guards

The word comes from the Middle English “scarlat”, from the Old French escarlate, from the Latin “scarlatum”, from the Persian سقرلاتsaqerlât . The term scarlet was also used in the Middle Ages for a type of cloth that was often bright red. An early recorded use of scarlet as a colour name in the English language dates to 1250.   WikipediaIMG_0666



Cover art

I have used this image before, but could not resist to use it for is week’s challenge!

This is my interpretation of  a CD cover for Sia’s  “Chandelier” song! 🙂IMG_4694

“I’m gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier
I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn’t exist
Like it doesn’t exist
I’m gonna fly like a bird through the night, feel my tears as they dry
I’m gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier”