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Monday, July 31, 2006

Day lily


Shot in the alley behind my house a week or so ago. The day lilies are just about done for the year around here, I'm sorry to say.

I am happy to see this long, hot, muggy, tornadoey July come to an end. But, I have a feeling August will be pretty much the same. Standing by.

Posted by Marie at July 31, 2006 9:21 PM


I love these flower pictures you post. I'm a big fan of snapping closeups of flowers I like. In fact, a lot of times if my wife and I travel to botanical gardens or other "garden" environments, it's hard to keep me moving. I stop to take so many pictures. I just love the look of flowers. Thanks for posting these.

Posted by: John at August 1, 2006 6:06 AM

This ia a great photo. Hope your August is better than you expect it to be.

Posted by: Don Ray at August 1, 2006 6:48 AM

Very nice shot. But I'm envious of your alley. I've never lived anywhere that had something we called an alley so I'm not quite sure why homeowners would be given one. Why is it there? Where does it take you? I always think of them as dark and dangerous.

Posted by: Kem White at August 1, 2006 10:00 AM

Very nice. Our day lilies have been done for about a month now, Marie. Rarely see them in direct sun around here, though.

Alleys are going the way of sidewalks, Kem. Obsolete. I grew up near a subdivision that had service or back alleys. They're still there but they're not used any more. They're too narrow for today's garbage trucks. They're just shortcuts for kids on bikes now.

Posted by: Rob at August 1, 2006 12:50 PM

This old neighborhood (and much of the town) was platted long before the obsoletism of which Rob speaks. We even have some alleys around here that are so well traveled, they have names.

Posted by: Marie at August 1, 2006 4:53 PM

I like some of those old ways, Marie. Love alleys. An old neighborhood near the lake in New Orleans has a walkway/sidewalk weaving diagonally through the entire subdivision. Probably lost 5 or 6 pretty expensive lots to do it. I love that, too.

Posted by: Rob at August 2, 2006 10:37 AM

It's Aug. 8, my big beds of daylilies are done blooming. Can I cut them back now so as to get rid of all those unsightly dying leaves lying all around or will they grow and be damaged by the Fall frost? They look terrible so I'd like to be able to tidy up the bed now rather than waiting until September. Please advise me.

Posted by: Jean Baker at August 10, 2006 5:35 PM