find a picture.  wake up repeatedly to late night tv.    demonstrate extreme dedication.   yes that is irony talk for fall asleep again.  finding a picture is tougher than it sounds.  finally get around to some typing.  somewhere in there make sure some time has passed since the picture was last seen.  add pictures.  declare a victory of sorts.  oh and resort to somnolence without said electronic device.  two images .  Salem Witch.  PS – do not try this somewhere where you do not want to wake up….

salem witch det salem witch macro





15 thoughts on “technique

    1. John Hric Post author

      Clare, Glad it gave you a chuckle. It is a pretty lily. One of these days I may figure out what other daylily I want to cross it with and see what happens. Until then it can just keep doing what it does best. Bloom very pretty.

  1. woodlandgnome

    Still love these 😉 Great colors. I’m reading a book on the history of Pelargoniums, which does the wee early hour trick for me to get back to sleep 😉 Do you have a count of days, John, until this year’s crop will begin to open? Please stay warm and well, WG

    1. John Hric Post author

      Pelargoniums – I thought you were talking about geraniums. Sounds too interesting to induce sleep. As long as it works for you WG ! I am trying to avoid getting into a count. Though one way or another I am thinking about growing season. Depending on how warm spring is and how quick it arrives bloom can be anywhere from the early part of May to the early part of July. The last several years things have tended to be on the early side. And all of this cold has got me thinking about spring. You stay warm too. And let me know how that book on the history of Pelargoniums turns out. Just them mention of geraniums is triggering memories. good ones.

      1. woodlandgnome

        John, I hope you find your first day lilies smiling back at you sometime in May 😉 July just seems a cruel wait. While the book is interesting, reading too much technical content generally induces sleep in yours truly 😉 The who first chapter is devoted to explaining the subtle differences between Pelargoniums (the annuals or tender perennials most of us grow and call geraniums) and true hardy perennial geraniums, whose petals are of uniform size. We have some native Geraniums in N. America, but all of our Pelargoniums are exotics collected mostly in the 16th Century from warmer climates. Sleepy yet??? It has started snowing here now, and our high was a balmy 20. Just so glad we’re staying in positive digits 😉 Please keep those bright flower photos coming, John. They warm my heart on these wicked cold days. WG

  2. flahertylandscape

    Forget the TV–take a walk until all you have in your head is fresh air–lungs and eyes rejuvenated–nothing to think about, just move the legs. The rest will happen because it is your very own clock–unless you needed a newer higher res macro lens! 😉 Let your readers get deep inside those lilies–deeper inside than the light itself!

    I’ll shut off my nonsense now and look at your daylily photos. And sigh.

    1. John Hric Post author

      Right now I would need some urban ice crampons to traverse the sidewalks around here. Otherwise i consider it excellent advise. Tempting on the better macro lense… Thanks and enjoy the photos !


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s