Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer!

My lilies are blooming so finally I believe summer is here to stay!  This beauty is a stargazer.  I have no memory of it being a double.  

Two years ago red beetles arrived and ate all the liliums before they bloomed.  This is the first time they have bloomed since then.  The daylilies just go on growing and flowering.  The plain oranges have begun to flower; the named varieties are in bud.


In other news Hurricane Arthur is down south being a hurricane.  It's predicted to hit, if at all, south of Cape Hatteras which means it will go out to sea as it comes north.  We'll get rain, and most likely high tides, but no hurricane.  Besides it's a category one, not very strong.  This doesn't mean it should not be taken seriously.  In a way these weak storms are more dangerous because they aren't taken very seriously.

There is enough rain predicted that the Boston Pops Esplanade Concert is going to make tonights full dress rehearsal into the performance.  All are hopeful that the fireworks will proceed!

Toes crossed that everyone stays safe and dry.

As always, thanks for stopping by.........*s*

10 comments:

  1. we're supposed to be affected by the rain too, hope we don't get too much, that is one lovely lily, summer hit us yesterday with a real warm day.

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    1. Hi Linda....It's starting to rain as I write. Several inches are expected wich is good for pond and pool. We're on top of the highest hill around so flooding is not a problem!

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  2. That's a beautiful flower. Our lilies have been flowering for a few weeks but the red hibiscus just bloomed and it's amazing. Don't you love the garden this time of year?

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    1. Hi Lori....My red hibiscus decided to bite the dust last year. The yellow-gold is wonderful. A garden is a true joy in summer.

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  3. A hurricane is never a good thing but hitting the coast of NC on 4th of July weekend is not going to be good for the economy. It's one their busiest weekends. I hope they are spared any serious damage. We are far enough inland that it looks like we won't even see rain tomorrow... which we desperately need. They forecast some scattered thunderstorms for this evening.

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    1. Hi Michele....Fourth of July is huge here too....the real start of the summer beach, tourist season. Hopefully it will clear by tomorrow. Lots of garage cook outs this week end!

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  4. been sopping wet here for a couple of days...the frogs are happy :)

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    1. Hi Gary....It's getting soggy here too....frogs are making a lot of happy croaks!

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  5. Dearest Suzi,
    What a charm of a double day lily; first time I see one like this!
    Oh, let's hope the performance went well without any problems. The weather can do so much for making or breaking such lovely weekend.
    Here the prediction is for the entire weekend without thunderstorms. That is rare as we have had them daily in the late afternoon.
    Wishing you both a lovely and Happy 4th of July!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....I have double old fashioned orange day lilies, but this one is a first for me! Have a great 4th!

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