Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

Rain lilies, magical delights! I had never heard of them before moving to Alabama. Watering won’t do it, but directly after a rain, up come they shoot and last for days.

Another magical delight!

I think this daylily may be ‘Happy Returns’, but I won’t swear to it. No matter my good intentions, I can’t keep track of varieties.

Beloved crinums. They began to bloom in earnest when the rains came.

I have seriously neglected my grandmother’s old roses this year. Yet…

…still the bushes produce blooms that fill the air thick with the sultry old-rose fragrance. I am a girl again back in North Carolina, stepping out on my grandmother’s back porch, where the roses bloomed just the other side of the screen.

The water lilies are hardy, keep on going. This year they are filling the pond.

I finally got purple cone flower. This bee was unmoving, yet twitching. As I don’t spray with anything, perhaps he was just satiated with pollen.

August Beauty gardenia, I think. An unexpected bloom. I plucked it and tucked it behind my ear, wore it all day. Each time I turned my head, I caught the drugging gardenia scent. Thank You, God!

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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