Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The first daylily of 2012 is an historic Gold Dust (Yeld, 1905). Isn't she a beauty? The best part is - I beat my neighbor!!! My little Gold Dust came up first.
The reason that I like this particular flower so much is because it will bloom again in September. You really have to love a flower that comes back at the end of the season just to say goodbye before the snow comes.
Of course, when I saw this little golden flower as I was coming home from work on Monday, I jumped out of the truck and quickly snapped a photo. One photo was not enough, so Tuesday night I took some more - fortunately it was before the sun finished setting.
Can you believe it? I actually get to see the sun when I get home now. You have to love that about springtime.
I love this view of Gold Dust because you can see the mahogany coloring on the back of the petals. When the buds are closed, they are this rich mahogany - then they open to show that beautiful golden yellow.