My blackberry lily seed pods are plump and look pretty much like a cluster of blackberries. My lilies came from Mount Vernon...George Washington's home. I was visiting and there was a table as you left, with plants for sale. I bought this little wisp of a plant and carried it home on the plane....on my lap. I planted it and watched it grow. I love the little lily, but love the seeds more. When I moved, I brought a couple of starts with me. Now they grow in various spots around the yard and woods. I'm always surprised at the long leaves with such a tiny lily. When the flowers start to fade, they coil up in interesting ways. I have used these seed pods in bouquets and wreaths in the fall. I haven't found a critter that likes them...not even the J. Beetle.
Today is going to be, probably, the last day in the 90's....and then we are spiraling down to the 60's with rain tomorrow. It will be a welcome change. It's going to put me more in a fall mood. Maybe I'll put a few fall things around the house tomorrow.
This morning, when I woke up, I felt the muscles in my upper arms hurting a little bit. It was like when I was in high school and the morning after our modern dance exercises...do you remember how your muscles hurt? Maybe you were out for sports and did calisthenics for the first time. The only thing I used my muscles for yesterday was using the loppers to cut down some dead things in the garden. Wow, am I out of shape! I remember in high school...just working through the next day and not babying myself...and that's what I'll do today. The plants that I was attacking yesterday were the asters in front of the house. They were brown and green...mostly brown. They really looked unsightly right in front of every thing. I pulled some terra cotta pots of begonias out and put them in their place. I cut down a few lilies and really neatened up the front garden. Now the roses can shine until the mums open up. Speaking of mums...the ones I ordered for the new garden aren't the color I ordered. I think that I will keep them...maybe I'll like this color better. The woods still calls me. I went back and used the battery operated weed whacker and cut down some dead things a couple of days ago. It looks nicer and I found out that I can operate that weed whacker...but not the gas one yet.
When we heard the news that our diplomat in Libya and several others were killed this morning. It made me sick...To think that some irresponsible person here... could put something on the internet...YouTube... that offended another's beliefs is beyond my understanding. The internet is good in so many ways, but can be deadly as we found out this morning. When are we going to stop killing each other?
Well, I have to get on with my day. I hope that yours is happy.