Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Flower Fireworks

Well July is "officially" here although June felt much like July!  My garden is in its usual state of disarray since I can't last out there for hours like I do in the spring and fall.  I have been gone 4 days on a Niagara Falls vacation..what a weather change!  It was zero humid, nice breeze with highs in the 70s-80 and 50s at night!  What a slam back to be submerged in high 90s again today.  I hear we got several inches of precious rain while I was gone..hallelujah! 
Looks a bit like fireworks doesn't it?  This is a passalong daylilly from my friend Glenda.  I like the markings!  This is my first bloom to see of this one.  Always exciting!

This sunflower "planted" itself!  It is taller than me (which is not saying much I know!) 
Big ole daylily bloom on a short plant...I like it!  It is a beautiful orange.

Of course I can't travel without "borrowing" a cutting of something!  This came from an old cemetery in Pennsylvania.  It is the cutest mini-rose, I hope I can successfully root it. 

Good old faithful tiger lilies!
Elephant ears are getting ginormous.  There's some yellow cannas blooming alongside.

Well it seems like I have a yellow/orange theme going in blooms.  I admire anything that can look so happy in this heat.  I leave you with a parting shot of me and Glen at Niagara Falls.  I can almost feel that wind and mist as I look at this picture.