I took this close-up shot of a pretty orange daylily that I found blooming in my backyard this weekend.  Orange is one of my favorite colors and I’d love to see lots of these blooming back there, but between the shade from our MANY neighborhood trees and the overcrowded condition of our neglected flower beds, we don’t see very many at all.  Perhaps we should add ‘thinning the lily’s’ to our to-do list for next spring.