i saw three flowers come blooming in… the most blessed wishes of the season to you for the holiday you hold most dear. each and every one of us.
well we have passed the solstice, Christmas, and it will not be long before the new year is upon us. now there remains the small matter of waiting out the spring. i think a flower or two a day might just get us there. so let our direction be through winter and into spring… Left of Center
a flower and its seedling. this flower is a full bodied bloom. the petals are full and oval shaped. can the flower be changed in the next generation ? the obvious answer is yes. the question is which direction or directions am i trying to take this flower. sometimes it can be simple and the results can be direct and fulfilling. there is no guarantee for such quick results. So here is a picture of Open Hearth and a link to the other parent Kindly Light. the simplest description for Kindly Light is a skinny yellow star. put the two together and what will the new answer be ? the mathematical answer is on a cosmic scale. the number of stars begins to define the genetic possibilities. the way over simplified answer is to put the two parents at opposite ends and put as many composites and permutations as you can imagine between them. it is a start, oversimplified, still it is a start at realizing the possibilities. so first Open Hearth and second it skinny seedling.. three images. enjoy
too long a day. nah – discard on that. too orange, not likely. too common – says who ? too spent a flower ? too much out of the ditch and along the fence ? too red an eye ? too close for comfort – really. too many excuses – double nah. or perhaps not creative enough ? too vein ? could there be more red veins in this ? or just too much delay before the picture ? … or pictures, 4. too beautiful. oh and it was just long enough a day in the northern hemisphere. the longest day of the season. happy solstice. too!
by my memory at least rarely is the solstice this rainy. and wetly it continues to drum on the roof. and this time of year it is mostly good to complain about the rain. for the other phrase starts with “if this was snow…” and leads to it would be a lot of snow. still have a few daylily pictures left from other gardens. this name has me a bit puzzled. i guess it translates to ‘good without thinking’. personal interpretations are invited. Extemporaneous Virtues and speaking from the garden, welcome to the start of a new season. 3 images