this that and then

this is the parent.  that is a child.  this is the two side by side.  and then we have the same child flower at the end of the day.  then we have another year or two to see what the child will do over time.  one day does not a final decision make.  four images…

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some daylilies are rounder.  this is one of them.  the name of this one is April Fools.  it is definitely bold.  a lot of yellow, a splash of red, and a thin red edge to dress it up a little.  four images…

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having evaluated several flowers it is often best to pre-screen these flowers before choosing one for a night’s post.  even if it means stepping back from the pc for just a moment or three.  like 3 AM.   and then resuming that pre-evaluation by saying to one’s self i sure hope i posted that before i drifted off.  or promptly posting whatever comes handy to the newly conscious mind.  three images…

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13-007-004 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite - Orchid

13-007-004 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite – Orchid



red and wet

hmmm might have just destroyed the story for the night.  or not.  it was a good friday to look at and sort images from the summer.  so i put a small dent in the collection of images.  a tiny bit of order.  and this red and wet flower was a good stopping point.  even if it is kinda out of focus.  it is an open flower that while not quite spidery  has potential to go in that direction.  so i like this stopping point and my thoroughly crossed tired eyes.   and anytime the picture has a glowing mass of color in the background well the words win win come to mind.  two images…


11-082 Webster Seedling x (09-009 South Seas x Highland Pinched Fingers)

11-082 Webster Seedling x (09-009 South Seas x Highland Pinched Fingers)

bloomer’s block

sounds better than writer’s block.  some nights i think tomorrow will be easier.  i will write more then.  it is a good thought this misguided optimism thing.  still optimism is good.  and sometimes it even happens.  so what will it be tonight ?   blocked ?  or unblocked ?  the flower is Grey Witch.  it starts the day with a greyish purple that darkens instead of fading.  i guess the contrary magic of darkening rather than fading in the hot sun justifies the witch part of the name.  it is a tall plant, taller than the bird bath and its pedestal and the bricks that hold it up even higher.  and as you can see it forms a nice clump of blooms.  plenty of blooms.  now who can argue with that ? !  four images…  and i guess not too much block this evening.

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this is Ballroom Waltz.  ruffles.  variety for me.  daylilies come in many shapes.  it could be there is one for just about anyone.  four images…


Ballroom Waltz

Ballroom Waltz

Ballroom Waltz

Ballroom Waltz