June 12, 2009
My mom loved irises, especially ones in paintings by her cousin, Jerry Oberle. I don’t remember her feelings on the live plants as strongly as I remember her love of Jerry’s paintings. So now, paintings or real plants, irises make me think of my mom. This iris lives in my backyard.
June 12, 2015
Somehow, despite my complete lack of a green thumb, these irises bloom in my yard every year. I also now have a very large painting of irises by Jerry Oberle in my living room. My mom would have loved both these things!
I completed this photo project from May 2009 to May 2010. Six years later, I'm reposting the series with additional thoughts. Here's what I wrote about it when I started.