Saturday, July 25, 2020

Summer Life 07/13/20 - 7/25/20

It's daylily time, and if I had more land, I'd have more. Growing daylilies is a gratifying and rewarding pursuit, but be warned: it is addictive. I enjoy watching these beautiful flowers grow and thrive in the garden, and want to keep adding to my collection. I have mostly orange, red and yellow but added three new colors last year. One is about to bloom, and I think the other two are waiting for 2021. 
This is Janice Brown. I have been trying to be a good plant momma and save the tags to remember their names. My records indicate that I have the following (this is a reference for me).

Janice Brown (shown above)

Daring Deception (new and has not bloomed)

Bestseller (new and has not bloomed)

Always Afternoon (new and has not bloomed)

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Queen Cerise') - Dark orange

William E. Davis (from Susan)   Daylily (Hemerocallis 'William E. Davis') Color description:  Melon with green throat

South Seas

Chicago Cherry

Eenie Fanfare

Eenie Weenie

We were able to shower our daughter-in-law Maria with baby gifts. Baby Claire is due to be welcomed into this world in mid-August. 
Look at that smile. So proud of his garlic harvest. 
Sunflowers are my favorite, and they speak summer to me. 
Something we rarely do is to get together for a gorgeous sunset. Tuesday evening Joe had a social distance hike meeting in a park, and my sister met me at the beach to watch the sun go down. We were so fortunate for this beautiful evening, and were the only ones in this particular area. 
Comet at dawn
Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) near Duluth, Minnesota. Details: 100-mm lens, f/2.8, ISO 400, 4-second exposure. 

I did enjoy seeing the Comet. 
In spite of the really difficult times right now, it's a reminder that we're part of a bigger 
universe and there are some really wonderful and beautiful things in it.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. You lucky girl..a sister:) Joe's garlic..Joe..and now a baby grandaughter!
    Not to mention your lilies:)Love the pic of you taking a pic.

  2. Your daylilies are beautiful Deb, and what a lovely post, thank you! And you're getting a granddaughter for your birthday!

  3. Beautiful post Deb, from the daylilies to the sunset. And, a special time enjoyed with your sister (love the pics) and you got to see the amazing site of the comet. How wonderful, you are getting another grand!!!!

  4. You have a beautiful collection of daylilies, Deb! This year the deer ate every one of the buds off one of my Maggie plants even though I sprayed with Deer Fence :( What a beautiful outing with your sister ♥

  5. Beautiful daylilies and sunset, Deb! It sure looks like you're making the most of our more isolated world, nothing short of wonderful!

  6. Wow, I love the daylilies, especially Janice Brown! I might need to paint or draw her. I'm so happy a have a laptop that works so I can blog again. I have really missed it and missed visiting everyone.

  7. I delight in seeing all your blooms, Debbie. My daylilies are long bloomed out. In fact, the entire bed was looking really spent a few weeks ago. I cleaned up each plant, and with our recent rains, they look green and healthy again. I don't have but two varieties. I think I need to expand! Love seeing these photos of your summer!

  8. Gorgeous daylilies. Joe looks so proud of his garlic, kudos. Congrats on a new granddaughter. So exciting! Another little to love and spoil. I hope you got to enjoy a strawberry daiquiri.

  9. What gorgeous daylilies, Debbie! I love taking a peek at all your pretty flowers. Joe looks happy with his bounty of garlic, too. Exciting to be able to welcome a new baby into the family. xx


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