Friday, September 17, 2010
SURPRISES AND MOSSY THINGS
The drought conditions in our area are affecting one of my favorite September blooms. I have been anticipating the Surprise Lilies……expecting them to start popping up....... here and there.....all around the yard. There are only a few so far, and only in the area where the sprinklers water. This is the only bloom actually open now.
They are strange little flowers, nothing but a stem with a pretty spidery flower atop. Their color is usually a little darker than this, but I think maybe the dry weather has affected that also.
The boards are a wonderful bright mossy green from being watered often. As you know from previous posts, I am a fan of moss. It adds character and a sense of age and permanence. I found a couple more mossy things of a different kind. This bird house for instance, and this old board with a pretty gray-blue-green patina.
As of today, the weather shows possible triple digit temperatures again through Sunday, then a slight cool down, still with no rain in sight. The “surprise” in Surprise Lily this year may just be the fact there will be few to none!
Have a good weekend and I hope all your surprises are good ones.