Studying the daylilies

I have a confession to make…

Sometimes I take pictures of the same things over and over and over again.  Regular, long-time visitors to Life in the Bogs might remember the sunflowers that I was absorbed with during my mother’s illness and death.  The daylilies are fascinating me lately.  Perhaps it is the color orange grabbing my attention.  Perhaps it is the lighting in the afternoon (which, as I understand it, is not the best time of day for photography but it seems to be working well with the daylilies).  Perhaps the sky and clouds are drawing my attention with the daylilies pointing the way.

Whatever the case, they have captured my attention.  These three photos were taken this week with no real conscious motivation other than I was out there at the time.  “The time” happens to be somewhere between 4:30 and 5:30pm when I go out just to breathe some fresh air and see what’s happening around the pond before I start to work on dinner and settle in for the evening.  (As always, click on the photos to see the larger version.)

Since there is plenty of sky in all three photos, I decided to make this a SkyWatch Friday post.  To see beautiful skies from around the world, click on the badge/link below.

Note to you Blogspot SkyWatch Friday folks:  I’ve been visiting quite a few of you but if you don’t have the name and url option, I am unlikely to leave a comment since I don’t like the other options.  There are some gorgeous skies out there!

(Yesterday’s view of the pond when the storms were just moving in.)

28 Comments on “Studying the daylilies”

  1. Wow! Eye-poppingly great photos of the daylilies!!

  2. Dave Q, UK says:

    excellent series, the first on is striking.

  3. Love the orange daylilies. They signal the lazy, hazy days of summer. 🙂

  4. I love this series of photos. I often do the same.
    These are lovely!

  5. Gwendolyn says:

    The daylilies are wonderful. I like the warm colors of the flower against the cool colors of the sky. I like the way you processed the pond. Thanks for sharing.

  6. annbb says:

    To heck with the time of day! The lilies couldn’t be more beautiful! And I love the storm photo.

  7. Karma says:

    I finally made it over to have a look-see at your blog and I’m glad I did! You are quite the blogging “veteran” – I will have to spend some more time exploring your site, but for now I must say your lilies are lovely. I’m still waiting for mine to bloom. I also love that you do all this with a P&S camera – I do too, but find myself getting frustrated from time to time. I’ve been sitting here at the computer this morning putting off what needs doing, so I promise I’ll be back!

    • Robin says:

      Hi & welcome, Karma! “Veteran” would be a good word for me and blogging. I’ve been blogging in some form since the late 90’s (although we didn’t call it blogging then).

      I get frustrated sometimes with the P&S camera, too. It does have its limitations. Still, it can be great fun and there a times when something turns out exactly as I pictured it.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  8. LaVoice says:

    You really out did yourself. Those flowers are breathtaking. You did a wonderful job on the pictures. I love your blog and enjoyed your feature very much . A beautiful combination of two great nature creations.

  9. REGINA says:

    How gorgeous!

    And the reflections is awesome.

    Happy SWF. Enjoy your weekend.

  10. noel says:


    you have captured a beautiful skyward shot in your area, thanks for sharing this today

  11. Kathy says:

    The day lilies are beautiful, Robin. I am sure they so appreciate your presence and attention.

  12. Anna says:

    Gorgeous lilies with the sky behind…. wonderful perspective and look at the magnificent orange lilies.

  13. It is definitely the sky and clouds bringing out the beautiful color of the lily. I enjoyed all these shots very much.

  14. Jen Uy says:

    nicely captured. such a lovely place. makes me want to play hide and seek. 😀

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