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.


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
Buds and new blooms abound.
Each one looking particularly fresh in the soft light of evening. untitled4
and even more so after a quenching rain shower.
Aaaah, pure refreshment! untitled6
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
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
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.
But first a celebration. Enjoy, as I know you will. As Leopold said, it’s impossible to ignore.




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