Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Good Excuse to Stop Walking

I went to Parfrey's Glen after stopping to admire the Wisconsin River yesterday. I'm no longer sure where I took this photo as I had a misspent youth. I do remember a Prairie du Sac hippie saying that the tiger lilies were alive at Graff Park, which I found frightening. I also discovered that a short walk is now an arduous schlepp and that stopping near a flower to fuzt with the camera is a sly way to take a breather.
Praire du Sac and Sauk City also call themselves Bird City, btw, and a little digging uncovered this list of Wisconsin Bird Cities. Makes it a little less unique, n'est-ce pas?
My cousin Jackie tells me this is a Daylily.
Mary H. Meyer at the University of Minnesota Extension describes these perennials as vigorous with more than 35,000 officially registered.
Daylilies belong to the the genus Hemerocalli and typically bloom for one day. Some open in the evening and stay open through the following day. The night blooming vampires are "delightfully fragrant," according to the UM website.



Fit as a fiddle, just adjusting the aperture, you go on ahead I'll catch up



28 comments:

  1. Beautiful....bees are always welcome!

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  2. I must be channeling good bee kharma, DW, cuz I've yet to be bitten by anything but the dreaded WI mosquito.

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  3. Thank you for all your recent comments! Sorry this has been one of those weeks - internet failing because of a large fire close by, etc. Beautiful lilly! Great humor in your post below:)

    Now I think of it, you might like the meme/challenge SEASONS, where any experience in the season is a great subject! (
    That means beyond landscapes) The photo link is open every Sunday from 12 am - Wednesday 7pm Pacific time. (This Sunday title of the post is SEASONS - Cant believe it's July!) I usally post it around Fri. eve. Hope to see you there!

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  4. Oh no, hope things are calming down and safe by you. Ok, Jeanette, I'll look into it, thanks. Guess I'm pretty lucky the weather and natural disasters have been fair.

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    1. am visiting again, because you mentioned that the gargoyle building in my post "Up to the 4thof July" was on Grape St., so am here so see if you lived in California - but Wisconsin is a long ways from Southern Cal. so I'm confused ...Jesh~

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    2. I saw the sign, Jeanette. I often wish I did live in Cali. I thought Grape St. was a fun and fitting name for Little Italy (I'm part Italian). We used to make wine in the basement and grapes grew in the backyard. My Italian grandparents, cousins and immediate family lived under one fermenting roof when I was younger. Now I wish we lived on Grape St. although as I got older "High St." became a pretty amusing name.

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  5. This one is lovely, I like its eye.

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    1. Thanks Tom, I did think something was watching me.

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  6. We have daylilies in our garden, just in orange. I've never seen them in these colours before. A very nice shot! Many thanks for your comments, I truly appreciate them. Have a great weekend,
    Annie

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    1. You too, Annie. Orange daylilies must look a bit like the tiger lilies I saw just before snapping this shot.

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  7. Ha, ha I also use "photo breaks" as de-facto rest breaks! Lovely flower, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Ah, so I'm not the only one, Linda. It must be the weight of the camera that demands it.

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  8. I am a big fan of day lilies.

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    1. I've liked them as well, abrianna (spell check keeps trying to change your name to "air bag"), never knew their name.

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  9. What a beautiful daylily! Thank you so much for sharing this in Flower Wednesday - have a great day!

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    1. You too, Ritta K. Funny, my mother is now working on a story about "Rita Sue."

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  10. This one has beautiful color!

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    1. I agree, Indah, I really like the violet and yellow against the pale white.

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  12. NICE. I LOVE TAKING PHOTOS OF FLOWERS

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    1. Yeah, your flower photos are on a Whole. Other. Level.

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  13. Beautiful flower of daylily! So lovely! have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Alexa, you have a great weekend too.

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  14. What a wonderful colour and a beautiful specimen. Daylilies can often look a little bedraggled, but not this one :-)
    Thank you for joining the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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    1. Yes, I noticed that Nick and it seemed to be the case with the tiger lilies I shot.

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  15. Ha! At least you had an excuse to take a breather! Lovely daylily!

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    1. Always looking for a reason to take a load off, Jandi.

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