blooming right now

From “Afternoon on a Hill” by Edna St. Vincent Millay:

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.

Right now we have several types of daylillies in bloom: orange daylily; stella d’oro; and two I don’t know the names of but I think they are of the “carousel princess” variety. We also have shasta daisies, coneflowers (echinacea), and some gloriosa daisies that I think are wildflowers but I leave them alone because they’re pretty. Also, honey bees! [All photos taken with my Nikkor 105mm 2.8D “micro” lens].

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Kelli Ann Wilson

Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year.

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  1. WendySH
    July 13, 2014 / 10:13 pm

    It must be beautiful to stand ANYwhere in your yard! Very nice!

    • July 13, 2014 / 11:59 pm

      Well, the photos do make it look a little prettier than it is. I don’t show you all the ant hills and crazy weeds growing where our grass should be. But, I have plans for more flower beds which will cover up some of the undesirable areas. Someday I want my whole yard to be an explosion of flowers. I’m sure the neighbors will LOVE that 😉 But, you know, I’m living my life for me, not them.

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