cloud

not clouds. cloud. grey cloud. will the lake freeze at all in february ? this is a genuine plus and minus pro and con situation. and if you at all like sunshine this part is the minus. the con. the downside. for some three months in winter cold winds from the north and warm water from lake erie make cloud. no ‘s’. no plural. singular cloud. grey days. during that time any appearance of the glowing orb is a pleasant miracle. rumor has it we will have several days of partly cloudy. well we can dream. until then dreams of summer will do…

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migratory path

there is one in my garden. not animals. plants. this one is sitting by the back fence. odds are this one is on its way out. it is an okay plant. it is just that other plants for one reason or another got selected. and once in a while a flower gets rescued from the migratory path…

count

daylilies customarily have 3 petals and 3 sepals. simple answer is 6. until they don’t. sometimes they have 2 petals and 2 sepals. they are still pretty either way. if you are not counting you just might miss it. it happens…

rain

today’s rain was not warm. this afternoon it switched to snow. back last summer when this picture was taken it was considerably warmer. the flower is called Teddy Bears Picnic…

wait

as in wait grasshopper. the pebble is not here yet. so no you cannot snatch it from my hand. no not that pebble. just wait. a few years ago these two flowers were crossed. the last one is a seedling they produced. and there may be a next generation seedling from it. there may be a chance to see what it has become. the parents are Indigo Ignition and Skinwalker. and unlike Skinwalker this flower brushes off cold ohio winters and does not hesitate to bloom in the summer sun. and the fascination is just that…

ideas

this one does need to be used a bit more. and we need to see what crosses made mature seed to scheme and dream for the coming summer…

again

there is a need to come back to this one again and again. both in the garden and here. here is much easier. extreme patience will be needed for the garden part. it slumbers though my dreams may not. it curls and twists perhaps not every day. once though is enough to know that it may be crossed in paths that lead to that direction. and yes this we will try…