Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lavender Deal Daylily

Lavender Deal is a kind of funny daylily. It changes color as the day goes on.
Can't tell it so much in these first photos.
Because they were all taken about the same time of day.
I went to my archives for this afternoon photograph (below) of Lavender Deal. A couple of years ago I gave some of this daylily to Teresa. She sees her daylilies in the afternoon, because she works the hours of a normal person. Not like me, I work evening shift, so I am always seeing my daylilies well before the hot noon sun. This is good, since it is very hard to photograph daylilies in the afternoon and get great photos, especially if they are real dark daylilies. The darker the more they fade, but I got off subject here.....Lavender Deal looks more pink in the afternoon, instead of lavender. So you can see why when Teresa ask the name and I say it is Lavender Deal, she says "No, it is pink". We have fun with this one every year. This year I gave her a start of Addie Branch Smith, which I posted photographs of several days ago. Now if I can remember I gave her Addie Branch and not Always Afternoon, because I won't be able to tell the difference in the photograph she supplies me next year to tell her what she has.
Off to my knitting class. Learning to make a Wallaby sweater. For the class we had to make a child's size. Smallest pattern is a size 2, so everybody can probably guess this one is for Mason. Not to be left out, I am also learning to make a Surprise Jacket, and it can be made in a 1year size, so it is for Noah. Oh, and just in case you don't know.....we are expecting our 3rd grandchild. John and Lindsey are expecting again, so Mason is going to be "The Big Brother" in February, right after he turns 2 years old.
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Darla said...

I love this little disputes over flower colors! Beautiful either way. Great job on the knitting...sounds like you better get real serious with it...another baby on the way!!! Congrats to you all. I chickened out of the surgery for the pinched nerves. I have not not had any peace about it. Peace is from God, confusion is from Satan....until the peace surpasses understanding I will deal with the discomfort. Thanks for asking Leedra.

Anonymous said...

These daylilies are a lot of fun to keep up with! Congrats on the new grandbaby. Can't wait to see your knitting projects.

Susie said...

I like how it changes color Leedra. That's a nice bonus of the bloom.

Congrats on the next grandbaby. How exciting!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful colored Daylily! Hope your knitting goes well. I always thought it would be neat to be able to knit! Congrats on the new grandbaby in Feb.!

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's!!
Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your THIRD grandchild!!!
Take care

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Whatever the color of this flower,it sure is pretty.

Tina said...

Leedra, I am always amazed how beautiful your flower photos are..I would begin to even try to remember all their have such a great memory and know each one!!
I could see how the lighting would affect the pigment in the flower..Mother nature at her best!!
Nice post!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats on another upcoming grandbaby, Leedra. SO SPECIAL!!!! Another little boy, huh?????

Yes, the daylilies, our lilies and even some of our roses change colors as they get older. That makes it hard to know what is what, doesn't it?????

Beautiful daylily---no matter the color!

T said...

Ok I'll try real hard so we don't have this conversation next summer! LOL

Carletta said...

I'm sitting here singing that old lullaby 'Lavender's Blue Dilly Dilly'
I am wondering if this is one I have. It looks similiar. I need to go out to the front of the property in the morning and look at the color. :)
Hope you'll show us the finished knitting projects.
Congrats on the new grandchild. My Lucy isn't too yet and being a big sister is overwhelming. :)

Bird Girl said...

I really do love that first picture - what a lavender BEAUTY!
Knitting isn't easy - you must be very good if you can do sweaters and jackets - yikes! I can do dishcloths and that is it ;-) Our grandsons are always HOT and would never wear sweaters even though their other grandparents brought them cable knits from Ireland with matching tams...bummer!!!

lisaschaos said...

How unusual! Love it while purple, although pink isn't bad either. Congrats on another upcoming grandbaby. :)

Pam said...

All the daylilies are beautiful even if we are unable to tell the difference among them. I especially have a hard time distinguishing between them. Congrats on the new grandbaby!!!!!!