Tuesday, June 28, 2011

63 petals past, yellow to red




The weather has been very uncooperative this spring. 
Not that we have anything to complain about compared to so many other parts of the country and world. 
I have noticed in my area and my own garden, 
that many pretty petals are late or did not even bother to come up?
Hopefully I have not lost some of these favorites for good.
After a day of digging and clean up that I am way behind in
enjoying a surprisingly nice and sunshiny day, 
I think - what can I share this week?
We have just gone through another long week of dreary, wet and cooler temperatures. 
So, I thought I would share some treasured petals from years past that were already showing their beauty, normally by this time of year.

nothing like the fuzzy and prickly looking tongues of the Iris
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please do not copy without permission, thanks

from this angle this yellow iris appears to have tiny ears
and a very long bronzed tongue!

Are you peeking at my panties!
A red daylily shows off its yellow rear-end.

a deep orange with red tipped asiatic lily starts its show
all photos are clickable to enlarge,
please do not copy without permission, thanks.

I have dug all these beauties out of the vault of hubby's photo 2002 files. Long before I knew better ways to save,
store and show off his 'eye' candy. 


I hope you enjoyed this parade of yellow to red petals. 
So how does your garden grow in your area?


 link up and share!  
   until next time ...



I am also linking up at A Southern DayDreamer for Outdoor Wednesday, and The Little Round Table.



63 comments:

Mom Caboodle said...

Beautiful Photos!

Brian said...

Hopefully this years can start looking just as beautiful soon!

Kate said...

Wishing you sunshine...lovely flowers!

Sandee said...

The weather is indeed strange. I live in central California and usually from about May until November and sometimes December we don't even see rain. We have had lots of rain this year. In fact a storm is moving in now.

Thanks for sharing such beautiful petals. We all need to see what should have been.

Have a terrific day. :)

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful blooms, such pretty colors.

Meryl said...

Those are lovely petals and I hope they bloom again. I live on the East Coast and the weather here has also been very wet. But, I actually prefer the cold. I hope for you, though, that you get some nice warm sun!!!

Life Ramblings said...

these are gorgeous blooms. i could almost smell them from here.

LV said...

These are beautiful anytime you show them. Send the rain and cooler weather to me.

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos said...

Those ones in the first photo - never seen them before. Really pretty!

Tammi
My Organized Chaos

kewkew said...

I know how you feel. The photos you shared are beautiful

Create With Joy said...

Faythe - Your flowers are so pretty! :-)

I am hosting my very first WW linky today and I would be remiss if I did not personally invite you to stop by and link up!

Have a fabulous week!
Ramona

http://www.create-with-joy.com/2011/06/wordless-wednesday-poetic-tsunami.html

AussiePomm said...

Lovely colours...

Mines up as well at Spotting Sunsets

Have a great WW!!

Carol@simple_catholic said...

Lovely pictures!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

lovely - I hope you will have some blooms even if late

Melissa + Tiffany @ Home Grown Families said...

Beautiful flowers, Grammy!!
Tiffany

Donna said...

I wish I had a green thumb. Beautiful pictures!

Henrietta said...

Very pretty! I have noticed that some of my flowers, namely my lilies and irises haven't bloomed this year either, it's very strange. Also some of my other flowers seem to be having much shorter bloom times! Not sure if it's all the rain or not!

Abby Approved said...

Beautiful! I hope you have flowers soon!

~ Noelle said...

that is beautiful..
thanks so much for sharing...

Kristen said...

Super Cute ♥

Binky said...

That second picture reminds me of Audrey from the Little Shop of Horrors.

alissa4illustration said...

I like the colors in the flowers! Very pretty!
http://theapels.blogspot.com/2011/06/wordless-wednesday-cousins.html

Uyen said...

aaaww...I hope that you will have some beautiful blooms soon. The ones from the past years are fabulous!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

So spectacularly beautiful. I had no luck with either. I'm beginning to think a green thumb means one that has turned green from regularly working, at weeding and watering!!!
(Why I'm fond of love em and leave native plants which flourish all on their own.)

Candace said...

You have some of the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen! Gorgeous Iris'!

Momstart said...

I love how beautiful flowers are

Texas Type A Mom said...

I love the orange iris - it's beautiful!

I also entered the wrong link into the linky - sorry! http://www.texastypeamom.com/2011/06/wordless-wednesday-629-airport-humor-2.html

Xmas Dolly said...

Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment. Your second picture looks like a bird or am I just over tired. Goodnight buddy I think I'm hitting the sack early tonight.

bigguysmama said...

Our weather is so crazy! So many of my flowers have yet to bloom when they'd be peaking about now. Can't wait until it finally happens.

~Mimi

Bobbie said...

Your pictures are always so awesome! I love them!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

I just recently transplanted irises and lilies this spring. I totally thought of you and your beautiful garden while planting mine. I hope they don't die. lol

Dominique @Dominique's Desk said...

Lovely double coloured petals of lilies. I seldom see such flowers around here.. I'm envious of your green thumb.. my plants seldom last long enough to fully bloom.

Allison aka Misadventurous Mommy said...

Great shots...LOVE the yellow!

Ms. Sarah said...

so pretty.

stevebethere said...

What lovely colourful petals

Have a great WW!

Marco said...

Nice photos...I'm from Europe, and we have lovely flowers this year..

Marianna said...

Beautiful flowers! We had such a cool and wet Spring that the same thing happened here.

Crystal said...

Beautiful!

blueviolet said...

Those are absolutely beautiful!

Alicia said...

Love how close up you get! Like the one with the little ears :)

Simply Being Mommy said...

So pretty! I love all the colors.

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Lovely photos

Rachel said...

Absolutely beautiful. I am so jealous.

Katie said...

love the photos they are beautiful

Lisa Noel said...

they are all pretty but I LOVE the the last one!!

Rhea said...

Beautiful colors, Faythe! love them.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

These are all great photos! Our lilies aren't blooming just yet, everything is slower for us this year too.

Apryl said...

We are in direct sunlight and 100-degree heat here. Our garden is pretty basic right now because everything just burns up this time of year. Our plumbago loves this weather, though!

Penelope said...

These are so beautiful!

Cheeseboy said...

Very cool. We too have irises of similar color and we too have had horrible weather this spring too.

Kathy said...

Oh, very pretty!

Carolyn G said...

THose are so beautiful!

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Those are gorgeous. I really love irises, I used to have them in Connecticut when I lived up there and miss them here in Florida.

lulumusing said...

Even if your garden is not doing so well this year you know it's potential. Nature has a way of making things right. Thanks for your visit which got me to you.

JO said...

lovely flowers!


~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

anonynoose said...

I hope you'll be seeing lots of pretty petals very soon! I've been very lucky in my neck of the woods to be surrounded by lots of beautiful blooms already.

I like your "eared" iris. I have a photo of one "saluting" on my blog. They're one of my most favorite flowers.

anonynoose said...

I hope you'll be seeing lots of pretty petals very soon! I've been very lucky in my neck of the woods to be surrounded by lots of beautiful blooms already.

I like your "eared" iris. I have a photo of one "saluting" on my blog. They're one of my most favorite flowers.

Au and Target said...

I think those are panther or lion tongues in Dutch. Must ask a gardener!

DogsMom said...

Hopefully our late blooming season will mean a colorful summer.

In case I am not allowed computer time in the next few days - have a wonderful 4th of July!

Tony McGurk said...

Beautiful flowers. It's winter here so we got none. The 1st variety look like mini lettuce

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Just lovely petals!

Thanks for joining the garden party,
Candy

Art of RetroCollage said...

Irises are among my favorite flowers. Happy WW

Hope said...

lovely flowers.. we are having strange weather as well.. hope it warms up for you..