Flowers of Summer…

…in the parkway at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Emil Bach House.

Common Yarrow (Achillea Millfolium)

Common Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium)

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Golden Yellow Daylily, the first

Golden Yellow Daylily (Hemerocallis), the first

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Golden Yellow Daylily (Hemerocallis), the second

Golden Yellow Daylily (Hemerocallis), the second

I feel fortunate to have found anything growing at the Emil Bach House this year, due to the extensive, on-going renovation of Wright’s 1915 design.

I’ll have only several more posts with images from the Bach House grounds, as no maintenance is being done on its marvelous flower beds.

Ah, well…next year promises to be superb!

Sunday afternoon’s wet…

...waning Lilacs

…waning Lilacs.

 

...pink blossoms

…pink blossoms.

 

...young oak leaves

…young oak leaves.

 

peachy-looking Iris blooms

…peachy-looking Iris blooms.

 

...and the wettest of all, these Daylily leaves!

…and the wettest of all, these Daylily leaves!

Everything was damp and glistening on this cold, first Sunday of June here in Rogers Park!

Everything was damp and glistening on this cold, first Sunday of June here in Rogers Park!

Some may wonder why…

…I make images of so many flowers.

Back in the seventies, I owned almost fourteen acres, and had gardens everywhere.  I learned, then, so much of flowers and the joy their colors bring to us.  I studied them, looking closely at petals, stamens, leaves.

I miss my gardens greatly…the sweetness of good soil, setting bulbs, planting seeds.  The waiting was always rewarded, with blooms somewhat like this:

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Yellow and orange and more yellow, oh my!

Two blocks to the north of my building is the Emil Bach house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1915.  In Spring, the front garden is a riot of tulips, but now it looks like this:

 

 

 

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