Mesa Verde

I love Mesa Verde.  It’s just a couple of hours south of where I live.  It’s made of the Colorado Plateau, just like my daylily garden.  I love the history and the culture.  I love the colors enough that I painted my kitchen in Southwestern colors.  And, so, when I found a daylily with that name, I knew it had to move to my garden.  Today, it bloomed for the first time, taking me back to the Anasazi ruins that I love to explore.  Check out the color change from sun (orange) to shade (pink) tones.


Mesa Verde in the sun – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


Mesa Verde in the shade – Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

The other blooms today were all repeats.  Chief Four Fingers (the one I thought was mislabled) is looking more and more like it should, less one finger.  I asked on the American Hemerocallis Society Facebook page today and it blooms with four “fingers” 80% of the time.  It is probably still settling into my garden, they said.  Conserving energy for new roots, I would guess.  Below are today’s bloom compared with the internet photo.  Yes, it is looking closer this time!

Chief Four Fingers

Chief Four Fingers web photo


Chief Four (or Three) Fingers in my yard – Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

Hopi Jewel was in flower, again.  I really like the color combo in this one.


Hopi Jewel – Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

And, Early Bird Cardinal is flying high today with two pretty blooms. I got the cardinal flag in the background this time!


Early Bird Cardinal – Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

So, I am taking about 50 photos a day now.  What will happen when I have a dozen in bloom?  I am also looking at buying a book on flower photography . . . although I am not sure that will decrease the number of photos that I am snapping.  Thank heaven for memory cards . . . remember film and developing?


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