This is quite a strange week on the blooming front for me. The usual summer bloomers are still going strong; yarrow, lavender, balloon flowers, hydrangea. And now, the lilies are starting to really get going. But, it's very unusual because as I may have mentioned, for all of them, this is the first time they are blooming, but not the first year they were in the ground. I'm not shocked by the ones in the barrel in the backyard because though they have never bloomed (due to the buds getting eaten), they have always come up.
But, it's the display in the front yard that is strange. I have daylilies showing up where I never planted them and I don't think pollination accounts for this. They're bulbs for goodness sake. And then there are the suddenly blooming oriental lilies that have come out of nowhere after sitting in the ground for two years.I just don't get it. What took them so long and why now? I'm even more surprised that the deer haven't had their way with them because they have been all over our yard and doing whatever they damn well please.
And they are really quite lovely. Unusual shades of color compared to the ordinary orange you usually see. I mean, look at the center of this one, it's quite beautiful. And a really unique color if you ask me. It's almost like a little gift everytime one opens because I planted them so long ago, I don't even remember what they were supposed to look like. It was a collection of daffodils and lilies. The daffodils have never had a problem. Of course, you could practically dump daffodil bulbs in a gutter and get flowers.
In any case, I also wanted to share this You Tube clip on Anne Coulter getting slammed a few weeks ago. It's too lovely for words. I hate to give her more ink, but I love seeing her slammed! I'm not totally sure where this is going to show up, because I am linking it directly from You Tube, but I'll find it!