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Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My name sake-The Daylily



This is not about a handmade craft but about the work of a dedicated gardener.



For years we had daylilys from the front of our driveway up to the front stoop.

This photo was taken in 2001.

Everyday I would deadhead the blooms and loved doing it.
After knee surgery and some other activity limiting episodes we decided to have them dug up.
It was more than we could handle.
We had more in the back.

Our yardman took them all up about 3 years ago.
I missed them but not the work.
Truly daylilys only bloom one day.
That is where they get their name.
That is why one must deadhead them daily.
But because they only bloom one day but give their all for that day, I choose the daylily for my namesake when I named my blog.
I like them for a model to give my all each day.
To be the best I can be for a day, every day.
Three years after the removal I found this in my front yard, yesterday.

 A survivor.
That is why the daylily is my namesake.

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5 comments:

Ima Weed said...

Love lilies. And that birch tree is sooooo short !!

Anvilcloud said...

They are tough but beautiful. Mind you, I would like to get rid of some of the common orange ones. They are very persistent, however.

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

I have some along the side but keep them curtailed because they do tend to over multiply and take over...however they are very easy maintenance, so they have a permanent spot here. Much easier care than my roses...I lost 2 rose bushes over this long winter and am unlikely to replace them as long as we are traveling as we do.

Daniella said...

I love that you found one!!! That is a miracle! It shows you that you did pick a wonderful namesake!!
xxDaniella

Vee said...

I love daylilies and most especially the common ones. The color just zings against my home in July when they bloom here. I don't always deadhead mine...sometimes...rarely. I'd not worry about this little "I'm Backkkkk" daylily. =D Thanks for explaining your blog name.