Navona Lily

This lovely lily is a star in the garden.

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It seems happy in the corner of the bunny yard.

It is safe behind a fence, of course.

These two eat anything green.

Barley and Charlotte

Even a green box.

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My Oasis

When there is too much clatter and glare,

I make myself stop and stare at one flower.

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I close my mind to all else.

There are no weeds. There are no dirty dishes. No tweets. No news.

Just me and the flower.

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I did this many times yesterday.

The chaos kept coming, so I kept going back to that flower.

I sat on a bench near it.

I focused on its beauty and nothing else.

Again and again. One only. Only one.

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Until I had an oasis in my head.

A place of peace.

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Solace.

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A Few Sunny Minutes

During the few sunny minutes yesterday,

I took pictures and planted some dahlias that I had started in pots.

Everything is wet here in North Carolina.

At least we do live high on a hill, so no flooding worries for our house.

The gardens….are like pudding.

So while we are inside again today. Here are some sunny pictures from yesterday.

My memorial day photo is first.  A red Asiatic lily with a blue dragon fly.

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I also include my favorite little Asiatic from my daughter’s  lily garden below.

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It’s the tiny two in the middle. Named ‘Tiny Bee.’

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Tiny Bee Asiatic lily

More slime mold showed up in the bunny yard.

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I see why the slime mold, Fuligo septic, is nicknamed “dog vomit.”  If I had a dog, I’d be taking him to the vet after finding this.  Mold and mushrooms are everywhere!

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Another new daylily is blooming, ‘Nutmeg Spice.’

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Nutmeg Spice daylily

I have been cleaning my workshop during these many days of rain.

Do not expect a photo. I am ashamed of its neglect and nastiness.

Try to stay dry people.

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