When it opened
A few more years went by and I was talking with someone about irises and the subject of it came up. Miraculously she said "I have some I'll share with you" . In a week I got a package with 6 rhizomes and a fully opened blossom!
I planted them and this is the second year and yesterday the first one opened.
So it's a huge joy for me and I hope for you, too. I guess you could say I am in love again.