People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. Isaac Asimov
By: Proserpina, 1:08 AM GMT op 07 juli 2014
DANCE OF THE FLOWERS, part 5 - HEMOROCALLIS
Daylily is the common name for plants of the genus Hemerocallis
The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words ἡμέρα (hēmera) "day" and καλός (kalos) "beautiful". This name alludes to the flowers which typically last no more than 24 hours. The flowers of most species open in early morning and wither during the following night, possibly replaced by another one on the sam...
Updated: 1:40 PM GMT op 29 juli 2014
By: Proserpina, 11:38 PM GMT op 17 juni 2014
I wrote the post below for another site as part of a photo project. Since it is about flowers, I am going to post it here too. I will also add other tidbits as time and opportunity present themselves.
DANCE OF THE FLOWERS, PART 4
Fragrant o’er all the western groves
The tall magnolia towers unshaded.
June 14 and 15 were filled with many activities and I had many photo opportunities for th...
Updated: 5:47 PM GMT op 28 juni 2014
By: Proserpina, 3:00 PM GMT op 29 mei 2014
DANCE OF THE FLOWERS, PART 3
It's time for Roses....
... and for Poppies
... and Waterlilies
Updated: 10:14 PM GMT op 16 juni 2014
By: Proserpina, 8:31 PM GMT op 27 april 2014
DANCE OF THE FLOWERS, Part 2
Wayside Flowers by William Allingham
Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveller's dower;
A thousand passers-by
Its beauties may espy,
May win a touch of blessing
From Nature's mild caressing.
The sad of heart perceives
A violet under leaves
Like sonic fresh-budding hope;
The primrose on the slope
A spot of sunshine dwells,
Updated: 2:41 PM GMT op 28 mei 2014
By: Proserpina, 2:44 PM GMT op 02 april 2014
DANCE OF THE FLOWERS
Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery, Spring Song
It's spring! Farewell
To chills and colds!
The blushing, girlish
Each flower, leaf
And blade of sod—
Small letters sent
To her fro...
Updated: 6:23 PM GMT op 27 april 2014