The peak lives on with 72 blooms today. One of the things about photographing so many daylilies before I have to leave for work is that I get in a rush. I focus on the flower and hit the shutter button. Sometimes, when I am editing later, I find stuff that I didn’t notice at the time.
My favorite photobombs have other daylilies that I didn’t notice in the background – like Happy Hopi today:
Happy Hopi with friends Laughing Feather and Zuni Thunderbird 7/26
And, the most common photobombs are when I cut off a petal in the shot by a lot. Why am I struggling to get photos of Navajo Grey Hills?
Navajo Grey Hills 7/26
Of course, there are occasionally cat photobombs:
Skinwalker and my cat, Sokasbai – 7/25
Or, dog photobombs:
Blue Beat and my dog, Maizzy – 7/25
The most embarrassing, though, are the foot photobombs. The flower is at a weird angle, so you try to bend over so you can get a front shot. What was I thinking?
Black Ice and my feet – 7/26
OK – so what about Premiers. Only three today. The pace slows a bit, although I saw my neighbors at dinner and the first thing they talked about was my giant daylilies. So, it isn’t over yet!
Nona’s Garnet Spider was a bonus. She hasn’t been a consistent bloomer but is putting on a good show of buds this year.
Nona’s Garnet Spider – 7/26
Autumn Jewels . . . I think this was a bonus, too. She is related to El Desperado. I had a huge El Desperado for years but lost it to the weird, cold, wet spring. I lost a couple and several had setbacks . . . but so many are blooming this year that haven’t before or the regulars have a higher bud count than usual. It’s interesting the yin and yang of this year. Anyway – I got a new El Desperado and it is just putting up scapes now. I like both of these cultivators.
Autumn Jewels – 7/26
And, Nearly Wild is another bonus plant – she looks like her ancestor, the ditch lily or Fulva. I am sure that is where she gets her name.
Nearly Wild – 7/26
It is raining, again. We will see what that brings.