Today, it was almost rainy. There was thunder and clouds . . . and a few drops of rain. It was cooler, and I began thinking about fall. I felt a little sad knowing that I was cutting off spent scapes much more quickly than new ones are going up. Having a new daylily every day is probably not going to be with us long. The blog will fade into the background as I start to do the elbow-grease stuff to make next year more successful.
At any rate, Orange Vols showed up for the first time today. I absolutely love these colors. If Ruby Spider is the icon of red blooms, Orange Vols is the icon of orange. I have painted this one a few times!
Speaking of painting, today I started to think about how I would be painting some of these this winter. Then, I thought of the seasons and my favorite things about each. Spring is desert hikes and my annual Southwest road trip. Summer is camping and . . . daylilies (of course). Fall is the colors and harvest. Winter is painting. Daylilies, of course.
Tomorrow, perhaps Best Seller’s only other bud. I hope it survives. And, well we will see what the rain brings.