Today brought the solar eclipse . . . and the first ever Anasazi bloom in my yard!  There is a connection between the Anasazi (Ancient Pueblo Indians) and total solar eclipses.  The eclipse of 1097 likely mplayed a part in the Ancient Pueblos leaving the Four Corners area.  It was one of many celestial events that may have made this civilization decide that they were being given messages to leave.


I saw a video this AM of a Navajo talking about how the eclipse is seen as spiritual by their tribe.  They see it as a time of new beginnings . . . a time to make resolutions.  Like New Year, he said.  My resolution is a big long pause on some things in my life that were not good for my spirit.  I love them too much to ever do harm to them . . . or to ignore harm being done.  That is a BIG resolution for me.  I am glad I won’t have to do that for another 100 years 🙂


I wish I had realized how the sun reflects in the drops on the petals of the daylilies.  I missed my 100-year chance to capture the eclipse within one of the daylilies in my yard. This photo was taken several minutes before the peak.  If you look closely in the background, you can see some crescents in the shadows of the tree leaves.   It was weirdly dark . . . but I never thought of focusing on the drops.  Dang!


I nursed Anasazi from a 3.50 cent fan to a blooming size pot . . . it took 2 years.  She is in a pot, of course.  I smile for my progress.  I had Heirloom Heaven and Cherokee Star also today.  Somewhat sad to say this will be my last new bloom for the year . . . unless I get a surprise.



It’s Late

Camping weekend, but still time for an afternoon of fun putting daylilies in underground pots.  My carpal tunnel is acting up from the trowel, my back hurts from the shovel.  So, I switch back and forth.  Five more moved.  I have 7 more pots – so that is all I am doing this fall.  I should be done by next weekend.  In fact, the whole fall daylily thing should be wrapping up soon.  I prefer the blooms to the digging.  And, having more time to savor camping.  🙂

Here are a few from the last few days.

Coral Taco, Heirloom Heaven, Pink and Cream, Passionate Returns, Indian Sky




And – Three weeks after I discovered the scape, Anasazi is looking ready to bloom.  Now, how cool if a flower with that name blooms on the eclipse day?  I need to sleep first!