Tag Archives: nature

late

a fancy word for still blooming.  who wants the bloom season to end when it is still warm ?  one more day is a good day.  an orange flower with enough branching and enough flowers.  keep summer going.  three images…

Irish Lullaby kid

this is a seedling from Irish Lullaby.  it is what is known as a bi-tone.  the sepals are a different shade of color than the petals.  an eye catcher.  three images…

wipe out

it is a phrase usually associated with surfing.  why here ?   because it is late and someone left me in charge.  what could possibly go wrong ?  so what does wipe out have to do with daylilies.  it could be a way of describing how the genetics of one plant at least visually appear to have wiped out the other parent plant’s genetics.  this is the case here.  Party Array an older plant appears to have taught John Sheehan a genetic lesson.  the seedling appears to be a twin to its parent plant Party Array.  will the next generation behave the same ?  well that is a question that will take some time answering.  maybe next year.  three images…

compare

measure.  plan.  observe.  watch.  measure frequently.  photograph.  this flower is this flower under a different light and on a different day.  did i see what i thought i saw ?   or did i see what i hoped to see ?  is it really at the level i hoped to see it ?  did the quality of the light in the darker picture over emphasizing some of the colors and the pattern of coloration ?  perhaps.  could a similar coloration be achieved in brighter lighting ?  perhaps.  are there crosses that could be made to reinforce that trait ?  perhaps.  simply repeat the chant that opened this post.  three images and a dark link…  and as said on another dark night – there is no room for hate.

misnomer

this plant could have another name.  when many  of its garden counterparts are done for the season this plant is not.  so it could just as easily be called ‘at the right time’.   the name chosen works quite well – Running Late.  and when you have a bounty of pretty why argue about a name ! ? !   three images…

 

time

long and short.  and somewhere between.  this flower has been here for several years.  it blooms at the end of the season.  usually too quickly.  a few years ago i moved it to a slightly better spot.  this year it did not bloom so quickly.  translation more blooms.  could it be slowing the wheels of time ?   a little perhaps !  three images…

very full

this is Substantial Evidence.  it is full form.  the petals and sepals overlap and form a mostly solid disk.  the petal tips don’t quite fold back under.  though they mostly want to do just that.  the petals are also very stiff – ‘substantial’ if you will.  and the yellow pigment has for lack of a more precise term a smokey grey quality here and there.  so what am i doing crossing this flower to things skinny ?  the usual.  trying for the strange cross with the unexpected result.  four images…