A GREAT DAY FOR THE LILIES – Marilyn Armstrong

FOTD – July 6 – Daylily


Today was as close to a perfect summer day as you could hope for. It was warm, dry, breezy, and sunny. Not terribly hot and not at all humid. Owen decided to put up the shed that has been waiting for a dry spell and in the process, moved my swing into the middle of the backyard. It’s a big improvement.We have an Amish community down the road and they sell outdoor furniture. I bought this from them close to 20 years ago. it’s still in fine shape and where it is now, it might actually get used.

Duke likes to sniff the plants

While I was taking pictures of the shed going up, I realized we still have a lot of daylilies, so I took pictures of them too. While I was at it, I took pictures of  the rapidly growing hemp, the fuchsia (which fell from its hook and now sits on a small table) … and the Duke who just likes hanging out on the deck.

The wild daylily garden

No squirrels for the Duke

We’ve been putting black sunflower seeds down on the grass below the deck, so the squirrels are having a fine old time munching them down on the lawn instead of trying to get them out of the feeders. It’s probably a lot more comfortable for them and pouring seed over the side of the deck to the ground isn’t nearly as much work as filling feeders. But pictures are hard to take when the squirrels are down there and the Duke doesn’t get to sniff all around the deck in the hope that there will be a live one.

The fuchsia has survived a lot of damage this year, but still blooming!

There will never be a live one waiting for the Duke. They just hop on a branch and depart, leaving a sad dog who had hoped for a big squirrel day.



Categories: cee's photo challenge, Flower of the day, foliage, Gardens, Photography

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10 replies

  1. Enjoy the natural beauty you have at hand. I suspect those kind of uplifting moments are sparse on the ground this year, and I’m so sorry it is that way. Poor Duke. Lots of love to him especially, as I’m sure the squirrel absence is just one more thing he has to endure right now. Here’s to a very peace summer for you and Garry. And I’m glad you got your shed and that idiot neighbor of yours didn’t abscond with it…

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    • It weighs about 150 pounds and it was NOT bought through Amazon. Actually, we tried buying it through Amazon and they couldn’t figure out where we lived (?), so Owen ordered it direct from the company who makes it and they are just down the road in Connecticut. They apparently could find us without a problem.

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  2. Your fuchsia are looking lovely Marilyn..

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  3. Your photos are so pretty today ;D

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  4. I love it when the daylilies go wild.

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