just before it rained…again…

I managed to mow the front yard, in spite of the heat and the humidity. And now we’re getting a little thundershower. They pop up this time of day in the summer. Wet, but quick. And they cool the air a bit, so I’m not complaining. I *was* hoping to mow the back yard later, when the temps cooled down this evening, but it may be too wet now that it has rained.

Here are a few pics I took while mowing today. I love my “big” camera (takes wonderful pics!), but DH’s little Canon is great for tucking in my pocket for times when I don’t want to lug the heavier camera around. Like when I’m mowing in the heat/humidity. In case you’re wondering, the building in the background is an office building across the street from our house.

daylily beds

east front yard

You can click on these pictures to see them on my flickr site, where they can be viewed larger for more detail. When you get to flickr, there should be an “All Sizes” button above the picture. These smaller pics don’t do the flowers much justice!

daylily beds

daylily beds

This shot looks toward the north west corner of our front yard. The red car is on the street in front of our house. People often tell us they drive by our house just to look at the flowers. And a lot of joggers/walkers in town tell us their routes are planned so they can come by the yard when the flowers are blooming. 🙂

daylily beds

front yard

We have some UNK (unknown) daylilies around the yard and this is one of them. Not our fault for losing a label or failing to map the flower bed this time. The lady from whom we bought this daylily couldn’t remember the name of it. We stopped by her house when we saw the “plants for sale” sign in the yard. She was 80 some years old and the yard was a mass of daylilies tangled with grass. She insisted on digging them herself. It was hot and I felt guilty about that, but she said “no one digs in my garden but me.” 🙂 We brought six daylilies home from her place and three of them were “unknowns.”

fenced garden

The flower is large, must be 6 or 7 inches across. And a beautiful melon-y orange blending into a bright yellow throat. Gorgeous!

UNK daylily

Another one of those orange daylilies I had to have, even though I swore “no more orange ones.” Ha. Can’t resist!!

~~Rhonda 🙂


  1. Posted June 19, 2009 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Wow, Rhonda, what a lovely garden you have. I wish you could send us some of your rain. We’re not in a drought yet, just a bit of a precip deficit. Cheers/Yvonne

  2. Posted June 20, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    your garden looks like a PARK! it is beautiful we had a heat wave today, a shower would have been welcome.

  3. Posted June 22, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Hi Rhonda,
    Like you, I’m always happy to see long shots of gardens, to see how they’re situated.
    My goodness, your yard is gorgeous! You aren’t just a bit obsessed with daylilies, are you? 😉 We love them too, and make a yearly trip to a local lily farm (which you’d love!!) to add a few more, but we have nowhere near as many as you! Ours aren’t blooming yet.
    That huge orange bloom is glorious.
    We’ve had lots of rain too, and cool, cloudy weather. Today was warm and sunny though with no rain…a lovely change.
    Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment 🙂

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