Monday, July 24, 2006

Ode to Lillies

The LaMancha lily has such a dark rose colour. It's very powerful. We seem to have more in the garden than I remember. I could go overboard. I have gone overboard with the images, haven't I? Why not. It's July and the garden overflows with colour at this time of year. Just wait until the dahlias come out in full force! They're the queen of flowers.

I can just imagine D's mom's garden since she has tiger lillies all along the fence for about twenty feet.

My grandmother's N.B. garden had lillies that curved along the stone wall behind the garage. They felt so common to me when I was a child. I didn't know there were more to lillies than just that variety that she grew.

I was visiting mister anchovy's blog today and lo and behold more lillies. So if you find anymore lily images from blogs let me know.

Of course the yellow lily image at the top is not mine. I pulled from the Martha Stewart site. I picked up a copy of Martha Stewart Living yesterday (yes it's true I occasionally pick up the mag when it's not too heavy on the meat recipes or images) and there's a section on the flower.

I've seen some spectacular colours in the neighbourhood. I ran through a large area of central whoville today, purposefully taking the shadier more garden rich streets. After my run when I arrived home and saw the sun on the garden, I was inspired to put up this post.

If you have lily stories or comments please post. I would love to hear them.

1 comment:

mister anchovy said...

yours are very, very nice!