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i have seen several posts counting the days until spring.  it is still january.  so i am also counting that there are two full months until spring.  and i rather not do a waiting count.  if anything i would rather count some flowers to look at and just keep doing that one day at a time.  and one day spring will indeed come.  and we will have done something else that was not waiting.  so six images…


14-100 Morgan’s Melody x Poultry In Motion

16-0629-001 Prpl Dip UF


garden for the flower

ever hear the can’t see line ?   can’t see the forest for the trees.  i think that happens here too.  can’t see the garden for the flowers.  mostly because i take more pictures of the flowers than of the garden.  i will have to work on that one next summer.  and still end up with more pics of the flowers.  seven images…

i can go outside

it might be to shovel snow.  or feed the birds and squirrels.  or to go for a walk.  i just need to leave the warm weather gear inside.  and bundle up a bit.  perhaps some winter images will come along.  just not tonight.  six images…


someone dripped a little paint on an even littler petunia.  or something approximately close to that.  better add some other flowers.  some of them are even daylilies.  whew – that was perilously close to a major oops, or screw up even.  i guess i will have to make a note to speak to the garden color consultant and weeding minions.  in the alternate time lets get to the images… seven possibly eight if it is not too cold to count…   debating point – is it the editor or the writer whom is on vacation ?


when in winter and the january thaw hits be confused.  yes it is warmer, relatively speaking.  no it is not nearly warm enough.  the groundhog will be sleeping for several more weeks.  just look at the flowers and chill.  sorry wrong word.  layback, coast, or like the groundhog hibernate !   enjoy the toothy grey green foliage of the poppy.  five images of a warm color…

14-097 Ice Carnival Tet x Open Hearth Tet

good days

bad days.  some daylilies have good days.  some daylilies have bad days.  some have many bad days.  like not all the petals are open so neat.  and it is just as important to see the potential even when there are bad days.  all of these daylilies have good potential.  some have good realization.  any day one can see the potential during bad realization is a great day.  even on the days when the orange ditch lilies are invading under the fence with all of their potential.  seven images…

hmmm what to do ?

in summer given the choice – go back into the garden.  in winter given the choice – go back into the pictures.  the cold will go away when spring returns.  and now is as good as time as any to remember why we go to the garden.  it is the place to bee.  go.  six images…

11-013 highland pinched fingers x raspberry sickle) x SH B110-A tet skinwalker