Category Archives: white

after rain comes snow

it must be march.  tonight it is all white outside.  the crocus have done this before.  gardeners have done this before.  how long will this snow stay ?  six images…

two tone

there are ‘edge no eye‘ daylilies.  and then there are ‘eyes and edge’ daylilies.  this one is the eyed variety.  the flower is called The Heavens Declare.  white and deep dark purple make a wonderful and dramatic contrast.  and just a small 6.5 inch 16.5 cm bloom to grab your attention.  variety is good.  it keeps things from getting boring.  two images

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playing in the sunshine

flowers are creatures of the sunlight.  and this flower knows just what to do in the sunlight.  Scandinavia a tall flower at 54 in, 137cm and with an 8.5 in 21.5cm bloom.  it reaches for the light, it catches the light, and plays with it.  three images…

scandinavia det backlit

scandinavia macro scandinavia det



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




the same path

tonight like the last two nights we are walking the same path in the seedling bed.  the same section where the tags and labels are buried deep in the foliage and anonymous abounds.  the anonymous of nature where the label of no man is needed.  and still if a moment is taken there can be more thoughts than just pretty.  two images…

12-003 unknwn lavender macro 12-003 unknwn lavender det




where old daylilies come from

old daylilies come from old gardens and some garden centers.  and way way way back when they too came from a place like here…  someone’s seedling bed.  they began their journey as a little wisp of a seedling.  they might have been fussed over more or less deciding to share their daylily with someone else.  and eventually they did share their flower with the rest of us.  and through luck and good fortune some of them have made it to this day and to our gardens.  this old daylily came from a garden in Texas if my memory is correct.  i am sure the route it took to get to this garden was anything but direct.  The name of the daylily is D.R. Mckeithan.  it has been around since 1955.  it is pretty enough to be around a lot longer…  two images

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deja lavender

some people ignore the dictionary.  some nights i ignore syntax and if there was one the syntaxtionary.  syntax is overruled by the laws of found picture.  and yes it is lavender… again.  lavender on lavender to be specific.  as for the rest of the specificity the flower would like color this discussion.  sans words…  two images

unknow 12-000 seedling lavender on lavender macro unknow 12-000 seedling lavender on lavender det