Thursday, February 10, 2011

From the Archives: Flowers in Our Yard



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

Betsy and I built a new flowerbed in 2009, and since it gets good sunshine, we've planted roses, lilies and daylilies in it. Last year we were pleased with this daylily, South Sea, which gave us many beautiful blossoms, even if each one did last only for a single day.

34 comments:

teri said...

What a blessing to see Gods beauty- however fleeting.

Ryan said...

I could use a set of your green fingers for my garden George, you do a wonderful job. Can't wait for spring.

Fred Alton said...

That is a most beautiful flower. Good work, George!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful! Now if I keep thinking about this flower,maybe,just maybe,it won't feel so cold outside.
Ruth

Sandra said...

beauty from the archives. i manged to get my archives up on the old drive and am now transferring the ones i love the most.

Small City Scenes said...

Even with Daylilies you get several a day.
South Seas is very pretty. MB

Lily Riani said...

wow! you used macro? i never heard of daylilies. can you share you bed of flowers.

Mildred said...

Nice to see a punch of color during these days before Spring!

Pat - Arkansas said...

You know from reading my posts that I am a sucker for day lilies. South Seas is a beauty!You put me to shame, George, by knowing the name of each of your flowering plants. I have dozens of different day lilies and remember the names of only a few. That's what I get for not putting permanent markers by the plantings.

Happyone :-) said...

Wow that is beautiful and great detail.

Masha said...

Your daylily is very beautiful. Daylilies and roses are such great companions, your bed must look lovely in spring. I hope you will post more pictures of it.

Darla said...

That lily screams Spring!! (anyone can paint a pail)

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Mm, very nice that flower.. i really like it :)

Ginny said...

This one is pretty, and it actually does make me think of somewhere in the South Pacific.

KathyA said...

And that's the ONLY sad thing about day lilies -- that they last only that one day. But they sure are beautiful!

EG Wow said...

You have a fantastic collection of roses and daylilies!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Wow that is a beautiful lily...and it doesn't have one speck of ice or snow on it :-)

A Lady's Life said...

Very Beautiful. It is wearing a crinolin and the color is gorgeous!!

Sey said...

single day for this beautiful flower isn't enough, but the good thing is you captured it's beauty. Fantastic.

imac said...

Short life but beautiful George.

KleinsteMotte said...

The heavy snow and extreme cold have me wishing for spring and that's a first for me. I used to love winter but I guess my age is now interfering with my fun spirit?? This picture had my smiling. Thanks for some beauty.

Carletta said...

Beautiful George!
I really need to plant some new colors. This one is a lovely color.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You have some of the finest collections of daylilies, vibrant colors, and always a pleasure to enjoy looking at them.
This one is superb !
~Jo

LV said...

I will be so glad when we can see new blooms come alive.

Alan said...

That's a beautiful flower!

Ruthi said...

oh can't wait to see them. am really tired of snow. it's my favorite color too.

Ann said...

soon the snow will melt, and you will be busy in the garden?

Life Ramblings said...

what a gorgeous bloom. love the vibrant colours and textures.

Lynda said...

I love day lilies. They are about maintenance free. Your flowers are always beautiful.

Tiago Braga said...

thanks for the visit!
you are very welcome in my space :D!

very nice, this one! so soft and magic!

Leovi said...

Really beautiful with great tones and colors.

SandyCarlson said...

Your lily warms my night. Thank you for this.

Indrani said...

I love the shots you share from your archives, so bright and beautiful.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I love, love, love your flowers in your yard.
So beautiful colours!
You're capturing it so perfectly.