It was odd how daylily fever gripped me last summer. I was just coming off a rough spot in my career and headed back to school for my doctorate. The more I figured out online ordering, the more I got into looking for specialty daylilies. And, for a few weeks, the near blues intrigued me deeply. I ordered a few . . . (3/5 I lost in the spring). But, I had ordered a couple more later on, because I thought they had nice blue. The Colorado Kid is in my yard both because of color and name. I am infatuated by my first near blue bloom. Do not ask how many photos I took of it this AM. This is that one that is the mascot of this blog! Check out our logo. The Colorado Kid is prettier than I imagined it.
The color is more purple in direct sunlight, but still an stunning color combination.
Other bloomers today include Ruby Spider. I love those huge red peddles. I have painted them on so many Christmas gifts!
And Hopi Jewel.
And, last but not least, Early Bird Cardinal. His eyes were not quite open yet when I snapped this before work.
Tomorrow, I am not sure. I think Desert Flame. I guess that gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning!