Color coordinated

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Good morning, less than 2 months till Springtime. I’m sharing a flower photo from August of 2014 taken at Gary and Cathy Johnson’s daylily farm in New Ipswich, NH.

It was a coincidence that I found  a blossom that matched in color to a fancy paint job on an antique car.

Color Coordinated by John Poltrack on 500px.com
Magenta? Mauve? Pink?

 

 

Antique Car by John Poltrack on 500px.com
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Marconi Beach

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Brrrr, 16 degrees (-9 C) outside. Many of you have to dig out of snow drifts this morning Surprisingly here in New Hampshire I see bare ground in the back yard which is fine with me.

The photo theme for today is #BeachSunday and I’m including some photos from 2013.  In just 6 months all that snow will be gone and you’ll be on a beach somewhere.

Marconi Beach
I’m not a fan of crowds, but I love the beach. My strategy is to take a stroll until it thins out a bit.
Marconi Beach
Marconi Beach in Wellfleet
Marconi Beach
July 24, 2013

Summer in full bloom

A few years back I purchased some daylilies from NH Daylily a wonderful local nursery located at 48 Mason Rd in New Ipswich, NH. These plants were field grown and were large and vigorous. I planted them on a hillside which was a foolish choice since they were out of view. This year I moved them to a new home and gave them a nice dose of Chicken Gold from Amazing Flower Farm (also a local nursery). I am being rewarded for my efforts by a colorful display of blooms.
Photograph Daylily by John Poltrack on 500px

Photograph Daylily by John Poltrack on 500px

Photograph Daylily by John Poltrack on 500px

Photograph Daylily by John Poltrack on 500px

Photograph Hummingbird Delight by John Poltrack on 500px

Hummingbird Delight by John Poltrack on 500px – Bee Balm (Monarda or Wild Bergamot), easy to grow and a great plant for the hummingbirds.

 

The Sky was on Fire

Severe weather was predicted all day, however we were spared any damaging wind and hail. Instead we were given a spectacular light show around dusk here in New Ipswich. It was hard to capture the colors as I saw them. The leaves and sky were on fire.