Thursday, June 28, 2012

Daylilies, Other Blooms, and "The Little Shop of Horrors"


Okay, I am just a tad obsessed with taking pictures of day lilies. 

But when I go out to fill the bird feeder first thing in the morning and the early sun hits this pale beauty by the steps, I think, well, just a few pictures... 

I can quit any time . . .

This one has a lovely, lemony fragrance that keeps me hanging around, snapping yet another picture as the sun illuminates her curves.

And then I go to the garden, to do a little weeding and mulching before the day heats up, and there's this exuberant clump, demanding to have their pictures taken too.

I don't keep records of what I plant ( well, I used to but I misplaced them) but if memory serves, I think this beauty is "Dolly Parton." 
A perfect name for this lovely, cheerful, slightly over-the-top flower!

I can be captivated by other things ... the shadow  the geranium casts on the wall . . .

Petals unfolding on an early Black-Eyed Susan . . .

The bright surprise of the first sunflower and its exquisitely hairy stem ...

The flowering of an echeveria . . .

Tiny little pink and yellow faces that put me in mind of Audrey Jr. in  'The Little Shop  of Horrors.'

(John  and I saw the original  in the early Sixties- long before it attained cult status-- as the second half of a double feature at the drive in. It was, I think, a defining moment in our lives.)
 
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13 comments:

Ms. A said...

I love that you are obsessed with taking pictures of them, so I can enjoy them, too!

Poetry24 said...

Thank goodness for your obsession!

Kath said...

Please never stop taking and sharing these photos!!

Jean Baardsen said...

I love your photos! We couldn't do this extreme picture taking if we didn't have digital. I do so love my digital camera! P.S. I never saw the movie, and I think the only drive-in movies I ever went to were with my parents....

Brian Miller said...

heh a defining moment...rather cool...love the day lilies but its the sun flower that def captures my attention...

Barbara Rogers said...

I wish my memory were good enough to remember if I saw Little Shop as a play or the movie first. So great a spoof! Love those pretty flowers and your pictures of them!

Chris Arvidson said...

I can smell the lemony one...

Merisi said...

Gorgeous images!

Ann Landers would have agreed that one has to stop and shoot day lilies as often as possible! ;-)

Suz said...

drive in huh? care to tell us about it? :)

Darla said...

Love the day lilies!!!! Thanks so much, Vicki.

JJM said...

Drive-in would have been the proper venue for the film. I saw it first some eight years later as part of my college's "classic film" series. (Other films were "more respectable" ... ) The 1986 film isn't bad -- the song "Skid Row (Downtown)" is especially memorable. --Mario

Vicki Lane said...

Suz -- it was probably the summer after our senior year in high school or the following summer and we were at the drive in for the double feature. "Making out" as it was known in those simpler times, prevented us from paying any attention to the first movie but once SHOP got rolling, we unclenched and began to pay attention to this marvelous silliness. I say it was a defining moment because I think it was the first time I realized how much fun a really bad movie could be. (I went on to become, in later years, an aficionada of "Mystery Science Theater."

katy gilmore said...

I have day lily envy. And wouldn't mind a warm night at a drive-in movie either!