capture2011 :: no. 172 :: 9.1.11:: i saw some rhizomes today

have you ever seen the roots of an iris? they are so amazing! they look like little knobby potatoes.

my yard work took me to the side of the house today, which is where these lovely irises lived. see them in bloom here. they were planted right near the window well, so i needed to move them and give them more space. i grabbed a hand spade but didn't really know what to expect. i was surprised to see such a shallow root system considering the height of the plant, but the roots were strong! and i could see all sorts of little sprouts with teeny-tiny blades shooting up to make new plants. new life!

i stepped back and thanked God for the tilt-a-whirl moment of wide-eyed wonder in experiencing His spoken world.