A Golden Reminder of Summer

Photo by Hamlin Grange

Photo by Hamlin Grange

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43 responses to “A Golden Reminder of Summer

  1. Cynthia, this is a lovely lily with a lovely backdrop. In mid-winter I enjoy posting flower pictures to cheer up all of us northerners. Thanks for reminding me.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  2. A nice reminder/ farewell to summer. Thanks Cynthia.

  3. What a beautiful scene. I have heard there may be some snow (US weather report) up north this weekend. We are experiencing a heatwave and are hoping to get below 90 degrees!

  4. EEk, snow! Time for a trip to Jamaica – is that a Stella D’ oro Daylily?

  5. A nice bit of sunshine . I love the view of your garden, I’ d love to see more. I see a photo like this and always wonder what’ s behind you or just round the corner.

  6. Thanks for the pretty bright spot! I thought I was following you and was wondering why you hadn’t posted anything in awhile. 🙂 Okay, now I’m following you! Hope you’ve been well.

  7. Beauty, inspiration and confidence in this bloom. A role model!

  8. This is such a glorious golden colour! Such a cheerful flower too. I see lots of hosta flowers and a couple of blue spikes of something. Very pretty!

  9. What a beautiful lily! My reblooming daylilies never went through a second bloom this year. Discouraged by the heat! The cheery golden faces of dandelions are mostly what is left blooming now. Intrepid souls, they will be with us even in the dead of winter, staying low to the ground in protected places. Never met a dandelion I didn’t like!

  10. You have some late flowering day Lilies, I’d like to add some to my garden too Cynthia, I only have the kind which flower earlier. There is much talk here of a harsh winter ahead, but we mainly talk about the weather over here! Hopefully that just means time to reflect on some lovely summer flower photos!

    • Mine did flower for quite a while, Julie, but this photo was taken in early September. We were having frigid weather last week, so I decided to post a warm, sunny picture. We Canadians are the same about the weather. It’s almost the lingua franca of Canadian conversation.

  11. Margaret Mair

    It’s dark and our thermometer claims that it is 3C outside – a wonderful time to find a sunny day lily reminding me of the beauty of summer. Particularly now that all the summer beauty has been put to bed here, and all that’s left to enjoy is the colours of autumn. Glorious colours, to be sure, especially the red of the sumac, but they do remind me that winter will come again this year…

  12. I’m usually so ready for fall and cooler weather. Having a hard time letting go of the warm bits this year.

  13. Thanks, we needed that reminder today! First frost last night–lost the last of the basil. Oh well, that was coming, right?

  14. What a beautiful lily! Thank you for providing us with a final glimpse of summer.

  15. Not many more of those around … falling leaves, changing colors – it’s here! (Fall). If I don’t get to stop back, BOO! Happy Halloween!
    Jeanne

  16. It is gorgeous, Cynthia… And we could be even in the same wavelength somehow because I have also taken a photograph of a very similar yellow flower a few weeks ago… Sending love and best wishes. Aquileana 🍀🌹

  17. How nice to see that we share the same flowers in our garden. I have exactly the same Lily in my Cottage Garden. I know that the petals are edible, but I value their early Autumn colour far too much to do that.
    I hope that you are working AND resting inbetween. I must learn to practice what I preach! 🙂

    • We must keep applying the peer pressure to each other, Karen. I am not sure if I knew that lily petals are edible. All of them, or just some?

      • It is just the Day Lilies which are edible, all the rest should never be eaten.
        I find that being the kind of person who is driven to succeed and who associates being busy and productive with having a rewarding life, that other people suggesting that I slow down just runs off me like water off a ducks back. When I collapse through exhaustion I always promise to do everything in moderation thereafter. But the trouble is that I am trying to compensate for the very full and meaningful life which I have lost. I wonder if you can relate to that?

      • I understand completely – having ended up being lectured to by doctors or therapists several times! I explain that it’s hard to see stuff that needs doing — and sit idly by. But they don’t buy it. In your case, you are also extremely creative, so you must see all kinds of potential projects. Wishing you a great weekend.

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