Saturday, July 12, 2008

Round Robins: Morning, Noon, and Night

I love watching the light change over the course of the day, and I thought it might be fun to try to capture the different moods of morning, noon, and night. I chose to use my daylillies as a subject; it's kind of a two-fer, since their blossoms come and go in single day.
MorningRuffles


Morning: An early rain followed by sun peeking out of the clouds. New lillies are waking, but their stamens are not yet unfurled.

NoonRuffles

Noon: The light is strong, and the lillies are open for business. A little tree frog the color of old copper comes out to bask in the sun.

NoonLillies TreeFrog

Late Afternoon: Mission accomplished, the flowers are fading fast. See the pollen on this little hopper?

Hopper

Night: Today's lillies are spent, their day in the sun at an end. Tomorrow's buds are gathering strength, swelling and rising in the moonlight. A few varieties, backlit by the kitchen window, will live to see another day. Look closely and you might see a few fireflies.

NightLillies3

*Please stop by at the Round Robins Photo Challenge to see what everyone else has found. The group is open to all, so why don't you come play with us next time?

10 comments:

Wammy said...

Beautiful shots. And the little critters and extra bonus. I love your lilies..want to share?

Jennifer Robin said...

I love the light and color of that nighttime shot!

Ourhomeschool said...

Great photos! I love the way you layed your entry out and added pictures of other things going on. Great touch. Many Blessings.

Carly said...

Hi Vicki :)

The Daylilies are beautiful! I love the last one in particular. It looks like a small band of fairies might pop up at any moment. The colors at night really spark the imagination. The shot with the critter is amazing. GREAT PHOTO!

Hugs, Carly

Steven said...

Yay! I love day lilys. Fun to see the color shifting both with light and bloom through the day. Nice topic!

Teena in Toronto said...

What lovely flowers! Fun action shot!

I played too :)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I'm amazed that so much happens in one little garden in a single day. Wow! I especially like seeing the critters that came to call. Thanks for the great topic!

MyMaracas said...

Wammy, I wish we could swap lillies. You have some beauties...

Jennifer and Carly, I think the night one is my favorite one too, though it cost me some skeeter bites...

Ourhomeschool, thanks! I was hoping it would display OK. Ya never know...

Steven and Tina, glad you like the lillies. They're my favorite flowers.

And Karen, me too! I had never paid close attention all through a day like that. I had no idea that cute frog lived out there. He could fit on a quarter, and photos don't do justice to his color. The kids have dubbed him Green Goblin.

Thanks guys, I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

Jan said...

These are beautiful shots. I love your daylilies, so colorful. Sorry for the late comment, hope better late than never is acceptable.

robinellablog said...

What a great way to capture this project! Flowers, critters, you had it all. And very nicely written.

I'll save you a click. I didn't play this week. :-)