Statuesque ‘Elodie’ Lilies on a Soft Summer Night in July

By Kathleen Paneitz | September 9, 2015
Image by Kathleen Paneitz
by Kathleen Paneitz
September 9, 2015

This week’s guest blogger is Kathleen Paneitz of Kasey’s Korner, who is currently a freelance writer and photographer.  She previously designed artwork for many publications in the Papercraft industry.  Her interests include reading, cooking, gardening, antiquing, and interior design.


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Statuesque ‘Elodie’ lilies on a soft
summer night in July.

 

“In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” – Aldo Leopold”

Strolling thru the garden this last eve of June, it’s easy to see what spurred Leopold to write those words. untitled2
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Buds and new blooms abound.
Each one looking particularly fresh in the soft light of evening. untitled4
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and even more so after a quenching rain shower.
Aaaah, pure refreshment! untitled6
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This time of day, along with dawn, are my favorite to walk, view & photograph the garden.
Even tho there are new blooms throughout the gardening season, June always seems the most luxuriant month. untitled8
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Bullock’s Orioles inspecting the lilies for insects.
Always a delightful combination. (Forgive the quality of the Oriole photos, I took them thru my bedroom window, blinds & all!) untitled10
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When we flip the calendar to July in the morning, the real heart of summer begins.

The pace will slow. No more “mad” leaps of growth. A chance for both plants & gardeners to breathe and savor the luscious time of year.
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But first a celebration. Enjoy, as I know you will. As Leopold said, it’s impossible to ignore.

 

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