The summer weather is here today - hot and humid with a faint breeze about every hour. This iris reminds me of summer days by its coloration. Is that how you would describe it? The bright burst of sunshine on the top petals while the lower ones absorb the rays giving them a nice rich orange red hue. It just makes me warm looking at it. The structure of the iris is really seen here with all the inner petals, the fuzzy beards and the protective outer petals - what a beauty!