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!

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Today’s walk…

…yielded so much beauty it will take two posts.  I began at the Emil Bach House, designed in 1915 by Frank Lloyd Wright, and now owned by James N. Pritzker, founder of the Pritzker Military Museum here in Chicago.  The annual tulip display is phenomenal, but they are coming to their end.

Last of the Bach House Tulips  Copyright 2012  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com

Just next door, heading north, is another Wright-era house, also owned by Mr. Pritzker.  There is a grand tulip display, but these lovelies also abide here:

Bleeding Hearts and Dew  Copyright 2012  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com

The morning fog left everything kind of dewy, including these Hosta in the parkway:

Dewy Hosta  Copyright 2012  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com

As I crossed Rogers at Ashland Avenue, I noticed these purple iris getting ready to burst:

Purple Iris Buds  Copyright 2012  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com

Thinking I was finished shooting, I crossed Rogers Avenue…and something bright caught my eye.  I almost could not believe…a poppy!in full bloomon the first of May!

First Poppy  Copyright 2012  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com