So, in an attempt to let those buds rise to their full potential, I decided snip a few of the fully opened flowers. Because the buds branch off very close to the blooms, I had to work with short stems.
Now I have a little color to enjoy indoors.
Irises have the same weakness in a heavy rain. Much as I enjoy their beauty in the yard, I prefer this to seeing them lying on the ground.
I don't think I can end this with "Out came the sun." The forcast is for more of the same for a few days. But the rain will bring hydrangeas and more spectacular bouquets.