Another day lily photograph, but the color is deeper, darker, blacker than it appears in the photo. I love the contrast of the maroon and yellow.
Yesterday was nephew Cody's graduation, and Laddie and I were there with bells on. Laddie was really tired yesterday, but we enjoyed the ceremony. We were too far away to get any good pictures, but sister-in-law Robin had her camera and is a better photographer by far. She has an unerring eye; can't wait to see her pics. After lunch, I dropped Laddie off, got home about 2:00, and was too tired myself to make it to the MultiCultural Event under the Texas Street Bridge. Hated to miss, and my brother (bless his everlovin' heart) was doing the afternoon stint with Laddie so I could attend, but I just couldn't muster the energy to change and go. Mostly regret not being able to take pictures...
Oranges by Gary Soto is another favorite poem that I was reminded of by Oranges in Winter posted by AscenderRisesAbove .
Today was an unusually good day. Laddie was feeling well, and we went to visit a friend of his in the hospital, got a Dairy Queen Blizzard (mmmm), rode up to Cypress Lake. A very good day.
I've make a single list from the several lists of book titles and authors. Running the gamut from children's to young adult to adult literature, some of these the library didn't have the first time I checked, but they may have them now (or could get them on inter-library loan):
Barker, Rafaella. Hens Dancing and Summertime.
Carrington, Leonora. The Hearing Trumpet.
Chapman, Paul. Leonardo's Notebooks.
Gibson, William. Pattern Recognition.
Iyer, Pico. Abandon: A Romance.
Kingsolver, Barbara. Small Wonders.
Marson, Bonnie. Sleeping with Schubert.
Marston, Gwen. Liberated Quiltmaking.
Mitcham, Judson. Sabbath Creek.
Orland, Ted. Art and Fear.
Swann. E. L. Night Gardening.
Williams, Sheila. Dancing on the Edge of the Roof.
How did I compile this list? From NPR, the newspaper, book blogs, Rayna, and Karoda. After gathering up several of my lists, I sorted out the ones that I still haven't read and composed one new and hopeful list.