Tuesday, July 19, 2011

An Extra for Lisa's Creative Exchange

You would have thought I would have used one of the many "Aurora" texture images to link up to Lisa's Creative Exchange, but somehow felt the need to take another shot.  I ventured outside several times today and each time came in the house with sweat rolling down my back & forehead.  As a "lady" I should say I was glistening....but heh, when there is that much and it is burning your eyes, in my book it's called "sweat".  Now I am not complaining, merely offering a commentary on the weather today.

 My entry for Lisa's Creative Exchange, not a macro but a sweet image of the Rozanne Geraniums that meander thru the rusty garden gate.  Another perennial that you should definitely investigate.  Beautiful toned leaves, small bluish/light purple flowers and blooms continuously from June thru frost (my kind of flower).  Rozanne will take some sun, and she needs some sun, but NOT full sun.  She is a dainty flower with tendrils so plant something bold to compliment her.    I have some large leafed reddish coleus planted next to mine that highlight both.  They have a pleasant English cottage garden feel. 

And one more....another daylily.  I planted these so many years ago and I can't even begin to remember how old they are...let's just say they are definitely older than any of our grandchildren and the oldest is 25...so there.  So to add to the list of benefits of having and enjoying daylilies old age is another.  They do like to be divided after so many years, having babies so to speak, or losing weight, whichever analogy you prefer.  At this stage in my life, losing weight is my preferred analogy.   After dividing not only do you have more lovelies, but it invigorates the old one helping her to produce many more head-turning flowers.  This particular beauty not only looks good, but smells good.  The aroma is almost like a perfume, another benefit.  So many of the newer flowers today have no smell, they have been hyberdized so much they have lost one of their attractions, their aroma.

"The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose"   -   Hada Bejar

Until next time......(comments always welcomed)


  1. Such lovely images Deanna. I really love that lilly! Things do get better with age!

  2. What beautiful photographs these are Deanna! It is very, very hot here also, and guess how I spent my morning??? Dividing lilies!! It was way overdue, but I picked an awful day to do it :-(

    Thank you so much for sharing all of this beauty today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  3. These are so beautiful, Deanna! Wonderful tones and details!

  4. The rusty garden gate is such a wonderful background for those lovely geraniums!

  5. Love these photos, Deanna. I especially love the perspective on the lily photo. I don't think I've seen anyone take one quite that way. Well done. :)

  6. Love the photos, Deanna. I really like the rusty gate and in the daylily photo I find the color at the bottom left most intriguing.

  7. These photos are absolutely stunning! I especially love the first one, the contrast between the rusted gate and the flowers is just beautiful


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