You wouldn't often associate a beach with irises, but I do. Smith Point Park, one of the beaches near me, has the TWA Flight 800 Memorial overlooking the water. The memorial and gardens are in memory of the lives lost when Flight 800 exploded off the Long Island coast. It was the area where much of the debris from the plane washed up. The memorial is really lovely and I often get there at the right time to paint the irises. The only ones in bloom the other day were white ones which are so hard to paint. I gave it a try.