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.
Morning: An early rain followed by sun peeking out of the clouds. New lillies are waking, but their stamens are not yet unfurled.
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.
Late Afternoon: Mission accomplished, the flowers are fading fast. See the pollen on this little 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.
*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?