Day Lily Delight

Day lily delight- Ellie Kennard 2016
Day lily delight- Ellie Kennard 2016

Original Post: August 13, 2016 – photo links to Blur photo gallery

I always think of day lilies as one of the quintessential Canadian / North American summer flowers. I don’t remember seeing them anywhere in Europe, though no doubt they exist there. So for your weekend enjoyment I present a multiple exposure of this joyful one which is growing in my garden. This seems to be one of the most common ones, but even so the bright colour always cheers me up no matter what else is going on.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

As I am rescuing images and posts from Google+ I found this photo taken in 2012 of Day Lilies and it seemed a good place to put them.

Day Lilies after the Rain - Ellie Kennard 2012
Day Lilies after the Rain – Ellie Kennard 2012

Original Post: July 176, 2012 – 198/366 – Day Lilies after the Rain – photo links to Floral photo gallery

It seems that it is raining everywhere except where it needs it most. We need a lot of rain and we did have a very cloudy day with a few showers. But no real good downpours or nice steady rain. The day lily flower only lasts for one day (hence the name). There are day lilies everywhere at this time of year and I would consider this one of the most common. That doesn’t make it any less lovely in my opinion.

I always think of day lilies as one of the quintessential Canadian / North American summer flowers. I don’t remember seeing them anywhere in Europe, though no doubt they exist there. So for your weekend enjoyment I present a multiple exposure of this joyful one which is growing in my garden. This seems to be one of the most common ones, but even so the bright colour always cheers me up no matter what else is going on.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

69 Responses

  1. Sparkling Beauty of the Lily, Ellie Kennard…
    Blurred finish justified your Impressive Subject, dear friend…
    Alluring effect… Fantastic…
    Thank you for sharing…

  2. +Ellie Kennard Thank you. yes the blursand other techniques are so fresh and innoovative. I have been shooting mostly blurs, i mean my oopsies even when they are suppose to be sharp.
    The new mentorship, Though very much tempted but i havent applied yet. +Lauri Novak recent posts are so gr8 & have been watching the immense growth and progress of my fellow mentees in the alumni , but you can say less motivated.

  3. +Sonia S thank you! Have you applied for the 'How Do You See?' mentorship being offered by +Lauri Novak​ at the moment? Might be a good way to get your inspiration revived?
    I really enjoy so many aspects of the blur and abstract methods. The multiple exposure one is one I use almost every time I am out and see a subject that looks as if it will lend itself to the technique. If I think and plan it well it usually is pleasing. Not so hit and miss as it was. Though I hope it looks more random and serendipitous.

  4. Ellie my Mum grew them everywhere in my tender years .. they sprung up like weeds and we had them everywhere .. yes the weekend is away here and nothing on the telly but Olympics …

    1. Thank you Cathy! And of course I realized that they do and should have said ‘quintessentially North American’ summer flower. But of course I just think of them in the context of my time in Canada. Ohio is all the lovelier for their beauty, I’m sure. 😀

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