Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Best Weeks of Summer

Daylily time here in Kansas is in full swing - well maybe we are a little past "peak", but there is still much beauty to behold.  Most of these lilies were probably here on the blog last year, but many of you were not!

Here are a few of my favorites from this summer.  These shots were all taken in my garden, by me, with my little Canon camera.  I experimented more this summer with my "macro" setting (close-up).  I really really really like those shots!  Many of them have bugs... so if you don't like to look at bugs just skip over those!

I'll add the name of the daylily if I am sure of it (hybrid daylilies have registered names...).  There are a few other flowers and critters here too.

Take a few moments and enjoy.  My son says I put way too many photos on my blog - but this will probably be my only daylily post for the summer - so there are lots of photos.  These are in chronological order - as the garden progresses the lilies become prettier - so try to make it to the end!

Butterfly Weed... see the ant... the little blooms are tiny.

Lights of Detroit ( I think)



Thumbprint (again)

Classy Cast (this is my all-time favorite daylily)
 Classy Cast (again)
 and again.

Making Friends

This is Bun3zle... there is also a Bun2zle but he doesn't come around much.  3zle is so tiny - she would easily fit in the palm of your hand - like that would ever happen!!!  She is now fairly tame.  She sits on the patio and waits for me to come out and bring her carrots and kale.  I could sit out there for hours and watch her.  Apparently I am very easy to entertain!

Grandfather Time

Brand New Lover
 Classy Cast (again!)
 Mokan Gold
 Red Ribbons

Grape Adventure


School Mate

 Mynelle's Starfish


Bun3zle... I think she is smiling...

Copper Summer (I think)

Fruit Loops

Double Old Ivory

Hudson Valley

This is the largest of my garden areas.  We had 3-4 VERY hot days in a row and blooms were way down as you can see.  They recovered within a few days.

Moth on the outside of my kitchen window.

Pink Puff

Partial views of two smaller garden areas.  

Jan Marie

Ruffled Ruby

Beautiful Edges
 Eotsha (again).  I love the dark/light background here.

Vintage Wine

A fancy bug with lacy wings.

Ouachita Beauty

Spanish Glow

Atlanta Debutante

Baroody (with a little Lullaby Baby)

Ivory Edges

Making Friends (again)

Gentle Shepherd

I've lost the name of this one.  I took this very early one morning and she is only half awake!

Red Ribbons and spider web.

This is my favorite photo (so far) this summer of Bun3zle.  I wanted a picture of her from the back with her little white cottontail and her ears sticking up, but she kept turning her head to see what I was doing!  I guess it is asking a lot of a bunny to let a human sneak up behind to take a picture. 

If any other daylilies make a dazzling appearance, I'll put 'em on here.  Or if Bun3zle does something cute we might see her again!


  1. Hi Amy - Good to see you blogging again - hope your arm is healing up good! Darling photos of your little bunny! And what a lot of fancy daylilies you have! We have only one kind in our yard - locally they're called ditch lilies - because they can be found growing wild along ditch banks. I dug some up years ago and planted them - they've spread SO far - almost out of control now - but I still like them. (they're an orange color)

  2. I love all the pictures, they are beautiful. The last bunny picture would make a great hooked rug.

  3. Awesome photos. I just love the little bunnies. You have some wonderful varieties of lilies there! Great colors. The close-ups of the bugs are cool.

  4. I love all your pictures and I'm a day lily lover too. You are doing an amazing jog at photographing close up. What a darling little bunny. Have a great weekend. JB

  5. Amy ~
    Your day lilies are beautiful and your photography skills are phenominal. Bun3zle is very cute, too.
    Tell your son that you can never post too many pictures of beautiful blooms!
    Hugs :)

  6. Beautiful garden.....and your little, so cute.
    You can never have too many pictures!


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