Monday, July 31, 2017

Day Lilies and Sweet Peas

It's that mid-summer time of year when the 'flowers of the field' (what some know as 'ditch lilies'), the original orange Day Lilies, and the brilliantly pink Sweet Peas flash from the roadside.  It makes driving those country roads extra nice.

On the way to Thornbury one day, I passed this enormous patch of the Lilies and Sweet Peas mixed together - orange and pink, a surprisingly vibrant combination!

I've seen these orange Day Lilies in many places, including around old homesteads where the Lilies have apparently survived for over 100 years, sometimes with decades of simply being abandoned to fend for themselves.

The Sweet Peas are not quite as common, but beautiful in their own right.  It's easy to gather the seeds after the pea pods form, and scatter them to grow your own.

At any rate, I really enjoyed this bright flower combination.

I follow blogs by a number of full-time RVers, among them a couple who spend their summers not far away, Patsy and Bill Richards (on the right).  I also follow George and Suzie, at Our Awesome Travels (on the left here).  George is a chef and features lots of recipes on his blog.  Both Bill and Patsy write blogs, On Our Way and Chillin with Patsy.

George and Suzie are up here in the highlands of southern Ontario visiting Bill and Patsy, and they invited us over to meet them all.  So the Furry Gnome and Mrs. F.G. enjoyed a three hour chat with these other bloggers, and, as others have found, even though we've never met them before, you find you're immediately friends as soon as you arrive.  Finally putting a face to these online people!  We really enjoyed it, so thanks folks.  Check their blogs if you want to see the pix they took of us.

And yes, there was a nice sunset at Patsy and Bill's summer parking place, which they call 'The Ridge'.  Safe travels to all of you.

13 comments:

  1. The combination of orange and pink is absolutely gorgeous! The orange lilies have such a long lasting life, they just keep on blooming so it is worth the wait for the first one to pop. It was a joy meeting you and Mrs. FG, glad it worked out for a visit.

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  2. What a gorgeous bed of Day Lilies. I love Lilies in all shapes and sizes but I love white lilies best. So wonderful. Carol

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  3. Great find of flowers and friends

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  4. I can't believe those lilies and sweet peas are just growing there, feral-like, FG. That's AMAZING! Impressed with your shots, as always.

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  5. Love that huge patch of roadside flowers, thanks for sharing.
    It sure was great to meet you and Mrs. FG, it is amazing how those 3 hours just flew on by.

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  6. Hello, gorgeous views of the daylilies and sweet peas. It is wonderful you were able to meet up with the other bloggers, fun times. Great series of photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  7. Isn't it wonderful to meet people in person who you already know so well? I know I'll be meeting you one day, since you're not that far away. I will travel to Vashon Island in October for my fifth annual gathering of women writers who all met through blogging. This is a very lovely post, FG. Thanks for making me smile with your great pictures. :-)

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  8. It's great to meet other bloggers! Glad you crossed paths with two of your favorites. Those roadside wildflowers are amazing! Looks like someone's garden.

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  9. It sure is great to meet follow bloggers. : ) I've met a few!
    Pictures of the flowers are beautiful!!!

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  10. Beautiful blossoms! And yes, it's fun to meet fellow bloggers!

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  11. Oh, that is a glorious combination...

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  12. It sounds perfect, the wildflowers are heavenly. Looks like you had a great time!! The wild flowers are stunning!!

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