Day lilies (Hemerocallis spp) are not indigenous but they are full-up in the Free State and can always be relied on to provide beautiful colour in the garden. The above species is Hemerocallis Stafford, a decidous plant which rewards the gardener with prolific blooms in the summer months. Each bloom only lasts one day, but the next day the new bloom opens so you don't even notice the gap! I also played around with my camera while taking this photo. I used Super Macro feature and although I had other more centred images, this one had the best backlighting for my post. I love the way the shadows play on the stamens and the clarity of the buds-in-waiting just behind the open flower. I can never get enough of nature, can you?
A blessed Christmas Jo.
The day lily is beautiful and your macro is very clear. I find it difficult to hold still enough on macro, but I keep trying.ReplyDelete
How nice to see a lovely lily so bright and cheerful. My garden had a lot of day lilies and then the deer discovered them and beheaded them all!
I love colourful flowers, especially since the weather here is so dreary over the long winter season. May you and your loved ones have a very blessed Christmas season.ReplyDelete
That is sooo beautiful! But what did you post that is not? :) Dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year sister Jo! God bless you and protect you always.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous macro of the orange day lily, Jo! My camera suddenly stopped working last night--arrgh! The lens part stays stuck out and won't go back in. It makes a weird whirring noise when I turn it on and then says "Lens error. Restart camera." over and over again. Right before Christmas and our cruise and our visit to sons in southern California! I am so disappointed.ReplyDelete
I love the photograph (and lilies of course). You are really having fun with that new camera.ReplyDelete
Daylilies are such dependable bloomers. I love their bright colours. This is a lovely variety!ReplyDelete