puzzle in motion

the garden is a puzzle in motion.  looking at a picture and seeing two flowers side by side or three pictures in a row i can often place my self at the correct plant in the garden.  often.  not always.  looking at the orange twisty dancing star i am puzzled.  i have one piece of a very large jigsaw puzzle that has been unceremoniously dumped out of the box.  can i dial a psychic friend ?  i have a find and flag task for next summer.  this is one i would rather not loose.  even if the puzzle is always in motion…


could we

could we walk around that garden through fall and winter ?  and look at flowers in spite of the season ?  i hope we can.  i might have enough pictures so we could dwell on summer a very long time.  perhaps until it returns to grace us again.

10-107 Highland Pinched Fingers x Blessed Art Thou


don’t ever

watch cartoons for juveniles late late at night.  and then select pictures.  one never knows what one will get.  in this case several of my favorite flowers.  on the day this first flower bloomed i was kind of like a little kid.  except for the jumping up and down part.  it is alright on the way up.  on the way down gravity takes over and things happen.  you could even dislodge the camera from your hands.  anyway the first flower was 9 inches across.  i coulda dropped my camera.  sorry for the deja vu part.  that is enough to make one drop… never mind.  for those who prefer centimeters that would be 22.8 cm.  needless to say the parents never bloomed quite so large.  talk about nice surprises.  the rest of the flowers were not too shabby either.

14-163 Indigo Ignition x Skinwalker

14-109-B Dark Counterpoint x Scandinavia

14-020 Bagana x Venus of Willendorf

not summer

a loose description of that time of year when the daylilies generally do not bloom.  and i take fewer pictures.  the opposite would be summer.  a time when many many daylilies bloom.  and a time when i take as many pictures as i can.  during not summer i go back through the pictures of summer.  so here we are in not summer.  with pictures.  enough i think to carry us back until next summer arrives…

13-008 10-098 Freak Show x Coleman Hawkins ) x Mort Kid ?

14-068 12-0707-001 Orange Spider x Poultry In Motion

14-163 Indigo Ignition x Skinwalker


got a little yard work done today before the drizzle set in.  then it was time to come in and work on those seed pods in the envelopes.  there were several hundred to go through.  for the moment they are all shelled, counted, and back in marked envelopes.  there are not too too many left in the garden to harvest.  and soon the sorting and selecting can begin for next year’s planting.  and right now it is time to go back to the next day from last summer’s july.  there are too many pictures to take.  and though i got to see them there was not quite enough time to make sense of them.  so it is good to see them again and take a longer look.  enjoy the look…

16-040 13-0702-001 Smoke Scream x Diabolique) x Silent Sentinel


it is autumn.  the change in the garden lets me know that in an unmistakable way.  images from this past summer let me visit those memories.  and it is inevitable the joy those memories bring.  and inevitable the hope they bring for next summer.   even with a not so unusual flower with only two petals and two sepals.  hey it happens.   a day from july…

lime in the coconut

and the memory chip in the camera.  i do love the way the camera blithely sends images to nowhere.  fortunately i took pictures yesterday too.  the moving has commenced.  and the rain.  and the sunshine.  and the warm october days.  now about that jet fuel.  we are about three miles north of the airport.  it is not as bad as it used to be still when planes land and take off there are portions of the day where they fly right over the house.  and you would not think it not all of the jet fuel is burned.   and yes when they are flying low it does not get blown away by the wind.  it is not what i want in my organic garden.