I love Mesa Verde. It’s just a couple of hours south of where I live. It’s made of the Colorado Plateau, just like my daylily garden. I love the history and the culture. I love the colors enough that I painted my kitchen in Southwestern colors. And, so, when I found a daylily with that name, I knew it had to move to my garden. Today, it bloomed for the first time, taking me back to the Anasazi ruins that I love to explore. Check out the color change from sun (orange) to shade (pink) tones.
The other blooms today were all repeats. Chief Four Fingers (the one I thought was mislabled) is looking more and more like it should, less one finger. I asked on the American Hemerocallis Society Facebook page today and it blooms with four “fingers” 80% of the time. It is probably still settling into my garden, they said. Conserving energy for new roots, I would guess. Below are today’s bloom compared with the internet photo. Yes, it is looking closer this time!
Hopi Jewel was in flower, again. I really like the color combo in this one.
And, Early Bird Cardinal is flying high today with two pretty blooms. I got the cardinal flag in the background this time!
So, I am taking about 50 photos a day now. What will happen when I have a dozen in bloom? I am also looking at buying a book on flower photography . . . although I am not sure that will decrease the number of photos that I am snapping. Thank heaven for memory cards . . . remember film and developing?