Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Second Look--August 5, 2015

Here are a few things I saw this week 
during a Second Look.

Day Lily. The day lily have been suffering under the heat we've been having and have just about stopped blooming. But I did find a bloom to share. What would a summer Second Look post be if I didn't start it with a picture of a day lily?

Hosta. The deer have really been chomping away at all of the hosta this year in every part of the yard. However, here and there, a few of them have been able to bloom.

Katydid nymph on marigold

Surprise Lily. We only have two stocks of surprise lilies this year. Maybe the others will surprise us and come up later.

The seed heads of the blanket flower are almost as pretty as the actual blooms. But it's time to do some dead heading if I want any more blooms.

Swallowtail butterfly on marigold

I saw this fawn early one morning exploring on its own. However, when it saw me, it took off in the direction of the rest of the herd. I like watching the older fawns because they act like any kid who is starting to feel their oats and are not always in the mood to listen to their mothers.

Here's another one of those things that I was very excited about. The hummingbird was sticking out its tongue. If you look closely at its beak, you will see a break where the beak ends and the tongue begins. Its tongue is probably twice as long as what you see.


  1. And once again what lovely photos! I am still a sucker for lilies so it is my favorite.

    1. Sometimes I try not to post the same kind of flowers every week, but I know that you like the day lilies, so I included one.

    2. Thanks so much. I love them in real life or pictures. Here their season is just not long enough to make me happy. Mine have been gone since early June.

  2. Amazing hummingbird photo! I wondered how your hosta were doing this year. A friend called me and suggested I might want to try growing large blue hosta here as the deer haven't eaten a single one but devoured all the traditional varieties,


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