Hydrangeas in Shade and Sun

This hydrangea bush was in Joan’s garden when she moved into her home in 1973. She’s done nothing to feed it.

In shade
In sun snd shade

“The name hydrangea comes from the Greek words “hydor” meaning water and “angos” meaning vessel. Which together roughly translate to “water barrel”. This is because of the fact that hydrangeas are notorious for needing lots of water and the cup shaped flowers. The name, Hortensia, is a Latin version of the French word Hortense.” From Plant Addicts website

In sun

Daisies and a Bicycle Built for Two

“The daisy’s for simplicity and unaffected air.” Robert Burns

“The daisy by the shadow that it casts, Protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun.” William Wordsworth

“Oopsy-daisy”

Fresh as a daisy.

He loves me, he loves me not…

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies1960 film with Doris Day snd David Niven

Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two) song written in 1892 Daisy, Daisy give me your answer, do.

“Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke witnessed the IBM 704 demonstration during a trip to Bell Labs in 1962 and referred to it in the 1968 novel and film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which the HAL 9000 computer sings “Daisy Bell” during its gradual deactivation” Wikipedia

Lilies in the Backyard

They’ve returned again this year, untended. There was a big thunderstorm storm last night so I’m glad I photographed them before the pelting rain did them in. I’m amazed how they come back again and again. They don’t seem to mind the surrounding weeds.

Clematis

Clematis

Climbs trellises and walls with ease. “There are over 300 species with the Ranunculaceae -buttercup family.” This one is from my friend Joan’s garden. There’s a very popular sweater knitting pattern Ranunculus designed by Midori Hirose.

The black line near the center is a bit of bird seed that fell down from the feeder.