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some nights

some nights i drift.  others i do not.  pictures found.  lotr watched.  maybe a very small drift or two.  now for a fumbling of words.  what would a wizard think of a daylily ?  might they be any better describing its beauty ?  would their familiarity with magic help ?  or would they too fumble for words ?  creatures of light ?  does the breeze shape them ?  or do the daylilies gently swirl the breeze ?  perhaps some tea and we can sit and observe…

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drift

hook up the new dishwasher.  find some pictures.  drift in and out of that conscious state.  opt for speedy indifference rather than panic.  that could result in mediocre words.  which the flowers will still undoubtedly outdo.  and still much better than sleeping through the publish button.  do try not to sleep before publish.  oh yes there are flowers and sunshine something we get very little of this time of the year living south of the lake.  think dependable cloud generator.  now for those flowers…

12-118 Diabolique x Purple Satellite

wet snow

just above freezing with rain all day.  the wet snow was a bonus.  if you want to call it a bonus.  and to think winter does not really start for another month.  time to catch up on my reading.  now for some pictures from last summer…

not quite like the river

there is a saying that you cannot stand in the same river twice.  the river has changed.  somehow they neglect to mention that you and i change too between visits to the river.  gardens sometimes are slower to change.  i am not sure if it really slows those changes to you and me.  or if the memories we bring to the garden are slower to change.  while i am here i will enjoy the memories.  bask in that soft morning sun.  revel in the play of light.  watch the dew slip away.  and hope that the guy with botanical musical chairs has not wreaked too much havoc.

14-020 Bagana x Venus of Willendorf

14-063 11-082 Webster Seedling x (09-009 South Seas x Highland Pinched Fingers) x Lullaby Of Birdland)

14-063 11-082 Webster Seedling x (09-009 South Seas x Highland Pinched Fingers) x Lullaby Of Birdland)

14-091 Open Hearth tet x Black Plush tet

p and a and more a

planning and adjustment and more adjustment is a close description.  it is fairly accurate and gives a sense of the situation.  i will skip some of the details for the sake of keeping to the point.  i won’t talk about tetraploid crosses.  those that have twice as many sets of chromosomes.  and i won’t talk about the multiple factors that can keep me from making some crosses.  i will just talk about the flowers from tonight and one flower from last night.  the flower from last night is one that i would like to cross with each of the flowers from tonight.  it is tall and red and spidery.  most of the flowers from tonight are similar in one or more ways.  the exception is the apricot colored flower tonight.  the reason for all of the crosses is to see what happens in the next generation.  some of these crosses will happen.  some will refuse to happen because the genetics will be incompatible.  some will refuse to happen this coming year and might happen the following year.  then again that is only if i remember the following year.  or if i don’t come across a much more fascinating cross.  and then there is musical chairs in the garden.  each year spring and fall the music plays and each plant needs to find a chair before the music stops.  and of course each year i keep changing the music as my fascination wanders the garden.

14-014 12-0702-001 Lola Branham x Gail Braunstein ) x Venus of Willendorf

14-109 Dark Counterpoint x Scandinavia

14-0722-001 black plush x trahlyta) x Wind Frills

14-0722-001 black plush x trahlyta) x Wind Frills

steps

each day’s pictures are stored in daily folders.  and the order of those pictures pretty much tell my steps through the garden.  most days the steps are orderly.  other days the steps run all over the garden depending on the latest fascinations.  the steps on this day were mostly orderly.  and most of the flowers are on the skinny side.  the fascinating flower this summer was Rainbow Maker.  it is a pink flower with a big eyezone that can vary day to day between lavender and blue.  is it my only favorite ?  no and please make sure you have an hour to spare if you ask me.  and you can choose your own most fascinating flower because finding out what someone else enjoys is just as much fun…

12-017 10-036 Trahlyta x Black Plush x Desert Icicle

clean up n snow

today some of the daylily leaves were trimmed and went to the compost pile.  the yard is mostly done.  and the plants that were not cleaned up will mostly stay until next spring.  tomorrow morning there are winter storm warnings.  cold and yucky with little accumulation.  or so they say.  so until then we might as well go back to 6 of july and see what was blooming.