5/17/10

Flowers and finishes

Oh, my. The weather in Texas is unpredictable. We went into the grocery yesterday morning with sunshine and plans for yard work and came out to dark clouds and spitting rain. And, it did that off and on all day. I'd see the sunshine and before I could get my shoes on, it was raining again. I finally gave up and dusted the sewing room.

But, I did get out to take pics of some of the daylilies. Our daylilies have mostly changed to the common orange and yellow, but the flowers often have unusual shapes left from the parent plants. This is from a couple years neglect in the daylily bed. Last year, I muscled up and dug and divided and this year, it's all paying off. Just look at all those scapes in the background.



These are some yellows and that wilty, curled up look is part of their natural bloom shape.


And, this yellow only has 5 petals on the flower. Every flower. Wierdest thing, but if you look at them, they all seem to have a gap in the petals and I had never counted them until today. but they all look like they have a pair of legs as the missing petal would be the one that faced down (sorry, I didn't turn the picture before I posted it.)

I also finished the drunkard's path quilt and thought I had a pic here to show, but for some reason, it's not showing up, so I'll have to show that tomorrow. And, we made our first $1.76 on ebay. Woohoo! I'm on a roll now. And that was on something that I placed no value on to try as a trial run...hey no need to jump into this thing feet first and lose money. I really didn't expect it to sell at all. Hmmm. I'm looking at my stash now. Wondering if there's a chance to turn some cash there???? Nooooo! I'd rather sell my child!
Hey. There's an idea....
Take care and have a great Monday. Lane


6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Those old-fashioned orange day lilies are gorgeous. And interesting about the yellows. Good luck on eBay. It's not what it used to be.

Rhoda said...

Your daylilies are beautiful, as always, Lane. I'm enjoying the lupines, columbines and poppies just starting to come out.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

lane
can I ask you where you name cames from...as a brit I have never heard it before!

Piece by Piece said...

Love your day-lilies, such vibrant colours, it will be awhile yet before mine are out in bloom.
Congrats on your fortune-$1.76, and I don't believe it for a minute, that you would sell your child.
Patricia

lw said...

Say what you will about the rain, it sure makes for beautiful flowers! By the way, your use of light is really good; I can't seem to get flowers to look like they're lit from the inside like that.

Can't wait to see the drunkard's path.

Sunshine said...

I love that you usually leave me with a smile on my face when I'm done reading your blog :) Selling your child, eh?? Does she read this blog? ;p