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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Color Explosion

A Daylily bloom means that summer has truly arrived.
 Their stellar display started last week in my garden
 It is a show that reminds me of fireworks,
 . . . explosive,
 . . . thrilling
 and fleeting.
 Color radiates from each sun-saturated  center,
 and lies delicately along curved petals
 disappearing into dark shadows
 . . . that accentuate the brightness even more.
 Like we view fireworks,
 . . . we must look quickly
 . . . so as not to miss a single explosive bloom
 . . . that last but a moment
 . . . and is then gone, forever.


texwisgirl said...

what a great post. lovely images but even better analogy. pure poetry.

Beth said...

Your photos are incredible!!! I'm wow'd by your blog. Also wanted to let you know I read your two posts below, and in picture # 2 of the dark movement in the weeds - I thought I was seeing a BEAR! I'm glad it was 'only' a skunk.
Glad I visited today!

Sandra said...

their stellar performance is certainly enhanced even more by your stellar performance with your camera. stunning photos

Mark and Gaz said...

Gorgeous daylilies and your photography is superb! :)

Karen said...

Oh, how true! Daylily season is just like fireworks; they come on so quickly and wow us and then dwindle away. We have to pull up a lawn chair and ooh and ahh while we can, and your post certainly did capture the moment for us!

Laloofah said...

I love your fireworks analogy, and between the two I'll choose your brilliant, gorgeous Daylilies every time! Beautiful photos!

Carletta said...

You do have a lovely variety!
I don't have as many and they seem to be fading quicker than I remember. :)

Thanks for your visit. I have my granddaughters with me so my blogging break isn't quite over. :)

Jeanne Klaver said...

Fireworks indeed! Your explosion of color makes me appreciate the hot, summer days. These photos are truly beautiful.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Nellie, our daylilies have nearly all gone, although I do have some photos to remember them. Yours are gorgeous and beautifully photographed and the words go well with the imagery. Thanks for sharing the beauty around.

floweringmama said...

Wow. These shots are amazing. Absolutely gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by, come back any time.

BirdGalAlcatraz said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my goodness, you have so many beautiful colors of day lilies. Great macro shots, I love the flower in the second one.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I love this post! You are right about the fireworks comparison. It seems like many of the daylilies start blooming around the Fourth, too. Some of mine are now finished, and I am feeling sad about that.

You sure have some beauties!

Rose said...

I really need to get some more day lilies...they are gorgeous....