Sunday, June 7, 2009

An Intense Life…without apology…

This is my very favorite daylily…can you see why…I think it is intense…like life, without apology.

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My husband and I bought it for my Mom a few years ago, we told the nursery owner that we wanted something bright and intense like my Mom…he selected this plant but cautioned us it would only bloom once that first summer. It bloomed everyday for the rest of the summer…just like it knew that Mom wouldn’t be there for another summer so it had to show its intensity and glory…just like Mom.

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…and for Mary at Little Red House…a red daylily mosaic…

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42 comments:

  1. This is such a sweet post- it actually got me teared up.

    Great photos.

    We are thrilled to have you join us at SITS, let me know if you have any questions and we will see you in roll call!

    Tiffany

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  2. Beautiful daylily Becky. That is so neat to have a flower that reminds you of your mother...

    If we all live life to its fullest, it is definitely INTENSE.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. How absolutely beautiful.....stopping by to welcome you to SITS...so happy you are here.

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  4. Such a beautiful post, Becky. Thankyou for sharing memories of your mom.
    many hugs...

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  5. That is one beautiful flower! And such a wonderful post!

    Welcome to SITS!

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  6. I love day lilies & this is a beautiful one. ♥ Diane

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  7. Wow what beautiful photos! I came over from SITS to say hello and welcome you to the Sitsahood.

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  8. Priceless...your words and your mother's lily ♥

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  9. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful mosaic, and what a beautiful story, too, Becky! Thanks so much for sharing it at Mosaic Monday. :)

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous - how fitting it bloomed all summer for your Mom! I hope you enjoy for many years to come...

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  11. What a beautiufl daylily! And what a sweet story about the summer blooms for your mom! Have a great week...Debbie

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  12. Wow! That collage is a "wow"! Your post about your mom is lovely.

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  13. What a beautiful plant and what a lovely reminder of a special lady. This was a terrific way to start my day... Nancy

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  14. I felt the love in these words for your mother. A beautiful, mosaic tribute.
    ; )

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  15. Hi Becky! Oh, I just love day lilies and this one is the prettiest I've ever seen! Intense is right - it's gorgeous! And what beautiful photographs you've taken.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  16. Beautiful!

    Welcome to SITS!

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  17. What a beautiful lily and a wonderful post!
    Welcome to SITS!!!!

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  18. I have several day lilies but none quite that colour. It is a special one.

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  19. That is just beautiful...the flower and the story that goes with it.

    Just stopping by to welcome you to SITS!

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  20. Lilies are one of my favorites - but I don't think I've ever seen one that vibrant before. Here from SITS to give you a big happy welcome! :)

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  21. That is a truly beautiful flower :) Stopping by to welcome you to the SITS community.

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  22. What a beauty. I have a couple of peony shrubs that were my mother-in-laws that (I would not let the construction crew rip out)had to stay when we remodeled this house! Her children planted them here by the house and they do well in that morning sun location too! I think that's wonderful she got to enjoy so many blooms! Love the mosaic too! Wish I knew how to do those! Luanne

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  23. gorgeous. what a heartwarming post.

    just wanted to stop by and welcome you to SITS. It is a great way to network and make some new friends!

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  24. I had to take out my big hankie for this post. Thanks for sharing and the photos are beautiful.
    Joyce

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  25. So beautiful, and it must have made your summer complete having it bloom all summer for your Mom! Your mosiac is stunning.

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  26. Oh my goodness! What a beautiful - BEAUTIFUL - post!

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  27. I love the pictures. I didn't realize they came in red, I have orange ones.

    Welcome to SITS, it's a wonderful place to make new friends.

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  28. just Awesome. Stopping by from SITS!

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  29. I love all of your photos. You do a terrific job with your photography. Thanks for stopping by my site today.

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  30. Wonderful post! Awesome mosaic! What a beautiful red daylily!

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  31. Great post so touching! And the pictures are incredible! -Jackie

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  32. Ooh those flowers are so perfect. I just took pictures of my mother in laws lilies who just passed a couple of weeks ago and the clarity is no where near as good as yours. What type of camera do you have.
    Welcome to SITS! It is such a great blogging community that you will fit in perfectly!

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  33. That is a terrific post. The flower is beautiful, and I love how you describe them both as bright and intense. Very touching.

    Stopping in from SITS to welcome you to the neighborhood!

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  34. I've got a soft spot for all daylilies! Stopping by to say hello and welcome to SITS!

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  35. Very pretty, I especially like daylilies, but then I would have to since my name is Lilli Day!

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  36. Beautiful lily, beautiful photo, beautiful and wise comments. Thank you!

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  37. All of your mosaics are beautiful!

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Intense...the best description of living and loving life that I know...without intensity, life is mediocre and without definition...