The Daylilies are here! I know they’re pretty common perennials, but I always enjoy them.
When I spied the first daylily of the season two days ago, I grabbed my camera. Seems like it would be a pretty easy task to get a good shot, but the Oklahoma wind had already bent and creased one of the petals. And as for photo condition, the wind was crazy—I only got two in-focus shots—and the bright sun washed it out just a tad.
Tiger Lily is what I’ve called this variety and, if you’re interested in this sort of thing, Hemerocallis fulva is the scientific name. Seems like the official non-scientific name is the Tawny Daylily. Wikipedia says it was a 17th Century import from England. Since I am also a 17th Century import from England I wonder if we might have traveled together.
I would love to have a matted, framed print of this illustration. I would include it with a collection of photos I’ve taken of my daylilies.
I’ll post Daylily, Day Two shortly. It was a cloudy less breezy day which made for more even lighting and sharper focus.