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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.


change is what is supposed to happen in the garden.  not what is supposed to happen when you wake up ( again ) and see the wordpress excitement about a new editor.  oh good did they put new words in the dictionary too ! ? !   no i was more hoping for that word inspiration thing.  of course change in the garden would be what happened today.  some holes were dug.  and some plants were pulled out of those holes.  and then the holes were improved.  dig down into the clay and break it up.  add some peat moss.   add some alphalpha.  no rum or coconut.  still mix it all up.  add some compost and some fertilizer.  organic.  mix it all up some more.  go dig a hole in the seedling bed and pull the seedling out of the bed.  bring the seedling to the new hole and plant it.  try not to mix it all up.  bring the name tag so it is not mixed all up.  and repeat till it rains.  wait a bit and repeat some more.  try not to mud it all up too much.  now some pictures from back in july…  oh i forgot close up the holes quickly before too much jet fuel drifts into the hole…  (answer tomorrow)…

14-109 Dark Counterpoint x Scandinavia



it would be tempting to step into the wayback machine and visit a day this past summer.  however these pictures are nearly as good.  and there are seeds to collect and a garden to plant for a summer to come.  and both of those choices are not on the same platter.

14-021 Dark Counterpoint x Purple Satellite

14-157 Dark Counterpoint x Skinwalker


it is early relatively speaking.  early morning.  very.  and i am awake.  should hurry and post these pictures i have found.  now where did the guy with the inspiring words sneak off to ?  probably out looking at stars for inspiration.  of course around here whenever i want to look at things astronomical the eire cloud generator seems to get in the way.  please enjoy the flowers for a moment whilst i look for the guy with those inspirational words…

14-117 10-051 WTP x Asterisk) x 11-081 WTP x (SS x Talon x rfk

14-151 12-0705-011 Golliwog x Walking the Pattern) x Skin Walker