I thought I would take a brief break from my bird photos to post this picture of some lovely purple flowers. Perhaps one of my readers can tell me what they are? I probably should know, but I simply do not know flowers well enough! These were taken in Wesbrook Village, just south of the University of British Columbia.
[Update: Thanks to Natalie, I have just learned that these are irises.]
[Further update: Thanks to Myr, I have learned that these are Iris versicolor (Northern Blue Flag Irises), a native species to North America.]