Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sunday Snapshots – July Sky

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More Daylily Photos

Jolyene Nichole

Fushia Dream

Coburg Fright Wig

Louise Mercer

Water Bird

Dublin Elaine

Court Magician

Shamrock Rose

Strawberry Candy

Baja

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Sunday Snapshots – Let Sleeping Dragons Lie

Last year a sleepy dragon landed in my garden.

Since he showed no inclination to leave, I planted a selection of appropriate daylilies around him.

By this point in the summer the dragon is almost hidden, snoring peacefully behind a lovely display of flowers.

Pippin's Magic, Hobbit's Glen and Lord of Rings.

Wisest of Wizards

Gollum

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Sunday Snapshots – Suffering the Heat Gladly

The temperature was in the thirties (celsius) here in Southern Ontario for most of last week, but with the high humidity it felt like 43 degrees (109 degrees fahrenheit).

I most definitely do not suffer that kind of heat gladly, but one day I bravely set my own comfort aside and ventured into the garden to see how the daylilies were faring. I found that even though they weren’t, perhaps, looking their very best, they were impressively resilient to the high temperature and sun beating down on them and even by late afternoon were still holding their blooms high.

California Sunshine

Siloam Double Classic

Chelsea Morning

Firestorm

Wide Wide World

World Class Oddity

Jolyene Nichole

Parade of Peacocks

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Sunday Snapshots – The Sea Captain

I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face and a grey dawn breaking.
by John Masefield

Alas, my sea captain won’t be going down to the seas again. He came home with us from our vacation in Maine about ten years ago and has been looking out over the garden ever since. After so many years of keeping watch, the captain was in desperate need of some loving care.

So, the sea captain spent part of last winter at a rejuvenating body spa. He emerged from the treatments looking years younger

and, resplendent in his new jacket, took up his post in the garden again.

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