Monday, May 31, 2010

Lillies Of The Field

Today, is Memorial Day, and it seemed appropriate to show flowers. These pictures are of all the Day Lillie's blooming in my garden, today. The white one above is one that has never bloomed before. I got all these Lillie's from a former neighbor whose mother had over a thousand varieties.
I am, largely, a pastel person but I am enjoying all the different hues of these flowers. When I got these plants they were dried and had some tags on them but no other description. So when they started to bloom all the colors were a surprise. The plants have doubled this year and I have so many more blooms.

I love this peachy one, and the blooms are large and soft to the touch. As you can see I have a lot of additional buds that will soon be ready to burst open. It's sad that the blooms only last one day.

Isn't this one really unusual , the picture is slightly not a vibrant as the blooms themselves are in person.

Doesn't this one remind you of the skin of a peach or nectarine. It is definitely very dramatic.

This garden fairy is sitting on the rock border of the garden. She is sitting there still thinking about the new room. I have been having to rethink some of the plans that I had for the new family/craft room as the bid for it came in way OVER my budget. I'm having to cut some of the things so that I can fit my expectations to my budget!! As of today they are suppose to start work tomorrow.
Luckily, I worked 3 days last week at the clinic. Because of a family emergency I will be able to pick up an additional 5 days of work and that translates into $$$$. Hopefully that will help to bump up my budget just a tad.
I was able to finally get over to my space at the craft mall to see if I have sold any thing. It wasn't much but at least I have a start. They had a big sidewalk sale last weekend so that brought a lot of traffic into the store. I will get busy soon and get some additional merchandise to place there.
The last two weeks, since I last posted, have been a whirlwind. This month is a big birthday month in our family, including my birthday. So it has been filled with some parties. It is also the month that I need to renew my nursing license so I had a lot of reading to do to get my required 20 hours of continuing education required to renew. Also I rented a "pod" type storage unit to place at the back to store all the stuff that I had stored in the garage. All of this and working, too. We worked really hard to remove it all. Luckily I had a strong handyman to help me with the heavy stuff. We filled two large trash containers with trash. I am going to have to whittle down some of the things when we go to return it as the storage area will be slightly small than before. That will be hard !


Anonymous said...

Beautiful Lillies. I'll bet your backyard is gorgeous!

Jean Tuthill said...

I love your daylillies, they are so pretty. What nice surprises you must have. My garden is in full bloom now and it's amazing how colorful it is. I also love your little garden fairy, so cute. I bet you can't wait for your room to be done, take lots of pictures, I want to see, too.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this really turned out great!

Kathy said...

Wow, this really turned out cute!