5/15/12

flowers in may #15

It was another sunny, beautiful day in Seattle yesterday and so when I got home from work I sat out on the deck for awhile, basking in the sunshine and warmth.  As I looked out over the planting bed, I noticed a shrub with blooms that I don't remember from last year.  I sat enjoying looking at the variety of greens/golds/reds of new growth on all the shrubs and finally couldn't stand it.  I had to take a closer look at the splash of orange in the flower bed.



It looks like it's in the lily family, but the greenery doesn't seem lily-like, so I don't know what it is.  Oh, yes I do.  It's pretty, that's what it is!  Linking my flower-of-the-day-for-May to Lori Moon's challenge.

5 comments:

  1. They sure do look like some form of lily. Enjoying all your flower posts!

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  2. Looks like a rhododendron to me. The flowers are lily like and the leaves are leathery!!! Branches are knobby like that too. Nice shots. xox Corrine

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  3. Oh I'm so glad you liked your postcard & bookmark Terrie. I'm an avid reader too so I totally understand the love of a good bookmark!!
    Hugs,
    Hope to see you in APR (birthday edition) this week!
    Best,
    Jenn

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  4. I thought they were day lilies when I first saw them, maybe an ornamental kind. But I agree that day lilies don't have those types of leaves. I've cooked day lily leaves before and made handmade paper, so I know what they look like. Also, unless your seasons are WAY different from mine, my day lilies don't bloom until mid July. I hope you find out what they are (besides pretty, that is).

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  5. Lovely flowers Terrie. I'm fairly sure they're a rhodo...but I'm no botanist!

    I'm with you on the creative challenges saturation thing. I need to make a list! But there is just so much fun and learning to be had...

    Have a great week my friend. xx

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