Wednesday, July 28

White lillies...

I've always loved white lillies. Death flowers, declared my mum. They stink and make me think of funerals.

I think they're beautiful. So simple and delicate yet so intreaguing to look at. My hubby bought me  a white lily plant and potted it in a beautiful stone pot to go in our garden. He bought it for my birthday about 6 years ago. The three stems with a few flowers on has now blossomed into a gorgeous plant with about 20 stems and too many flowers to count.  It always blooms about a week after my birthday. The anticipation of how close to my birthday the first flower will burst open is silly really, yet I check daily from the 17th of July onwards.

White lillies also make me think of my dad. He loved them too. I placed a single white lily on his coffin, no big fussy wreath or gaudy tribute in flowers, a simple white lily was enough from me to him.

I took this photograph todayl Lillies are difficult to photograph. they have such big flower heads and frilly petals and then you've got the stamens and anthers in the middle. So I went in close. I don't think I've done this beautiful flower the justice it deserves.

You can click the image for a full size shot.


  1. Diney9:51 PM

    It's a beautiful photo, as always, but I detest lilies - I detest the smell and the death connotations, as did my Mum. She always said please don't buy lilies when I die, and you think your Mum is never going to die so you just put it to the back of your mind as a stupid thing to say, but when she did die suddenly I stopped my siblings from buying lilies and ancouraged all to buy spring flowers instead. I'm just the same and shiver if someone buys them for me obviously with great discretion so as not to offend!!!!).

  2. I am forever stunned by your photos! This one is superb!

  3. I love lilies too but i won't have them in the house or garden now as the pollen is poisonous to cats. As a kitten Shea got lily pollen on him and ended up on a drip for 24 hours!! Gorgeous pic!!

  4. Anonymous9:51 PM

    I have been surfing online greater than 3 hours lately, yet I by
    no means found any attention-grabbing article like yours.
    It's lovely value enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will probably be much more useful than ever before.

    My website essay on teamwork

  5. Anonymous11:11 PM

    Great post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thank you!

    My blog post: FL business white pages

  6. Anonymous2:09 AM

    I do not know whether it's just me or if perhaps everybody else experiencing problems with your site. It appears like some of the text on your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This could be a issue with my web browser because I've had this happen previously.
    Thank you

    My web blog - argumentative essay outline

  7. Anonymous12:32 AM

    Yes! Finally someone writes about healthcare research paper topics.

    Here is my homepage: research

  8. Anonymous1:42 AM

    Fastidious replies in return of this issue with firm arguments
    and telling everything about that.

    My site local business search

  9. Anonymous11:35 AM

    It's remarkable designed for me to have a web site, which is useful for my experience. thanks admin

    Here is my web site laptop repair charlotte north carolina

  10. Anonymous3:48 PM

    Hi, yes this piece of writing is really fastidious and I have learned lot of
    things from it about blogging. thanks.

    Here is my blog post ... buy cartoon t-shirts online india

  11. Anonymous5:42 PM

    It's nearly impossible to find educated people on this subject, however, you sound like you know what you're talking about!


    Also visit my webpage :: plagiarism free essays

  12. Anonymous9:07 PM

    You can definitely see your skills in the work you write.
    The sector hopes for even more passionate writers such as you
    who aren't afraid to mention how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

    Here is my web-site - gangster bugs bunny t-shirts

  13. Anonymous10:28 PM

    Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!
    Very helpful information particularly the last section :) I maintain such information much.
    I used to be looking for this certain info for a long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

    My web page laptop repair charlotte north carolina

  14. Anonymous11:19 PM

    I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This piece of writing posted at this website
    is really pleasant.

    Feel free to visit my web site local business dir in usa

  15. Anonymous6:11 PM

    What you said made a lot of sense. However, what about this?
    suppose you added a little content? I ain't suggesting your information isn't good.
    , however what if you added a headline that makes people want more?
    I mean "White lillies..." is a little plain. You might look at Yahoo's front page and see how they create article titles to grab viewers interested. You might add a video or a pic or two to grab people excited about what you've written.
    In my opinion, it could bring your posts a little livelier.

    Here is my web page ... movie discussion questions esl

  16. Anonymous6:51 PM

    I really like reading a post that will make men and women think.
    Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

    my website - essay writing services

  17. Anonymous6:42 AM

    I'm not sure exactly why but this website is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end? I'll check back
    later on and see if the problem still exists.

    Feel free to visit my web site; upgrade computer charlotte north carolina

  18. Anonymous11:15 AM

    Very soon this website will be famous amid all blogging and site-building people, due to
    it's fastidious articles or reviews

    Look at my page ... outlines for essays

  19. Anonymous4:07 PM

    Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it
    was super long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I'm
    thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog
    writer but I'm still new to the whole thing. Do you have any points for first-time blog writers? I'd
    genuinely appreciate it.

    Here is my site; short research paper topics

  20. Anonymous2:44 AM

    Hey there! Quick question that's totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My website looks weird when browsing from my apple iphone. I'm trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to
    resolve this problem. If you have any suggestions, please share.
    Appreciate it!

    my page; movie forums .net

  21. Anonymous3:10 AM

    hey there and thank you for your information – I've definitely picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical points using this site, since I experienced to reload the site many times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for much more of your respective intriguing content. Make sure you update this again soon.

    Here is my site :: local business lookup

  22. Anonymous7:28 AM

    Howdy just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you
    know a few of the pictures aren't loading correctly. I'm not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I've tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

    My web blog ... film discussion questions for serpico

  23. Anonymous8:17 AM

    I'm really enjoying the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility issues? A couple of my blog visitors have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any suggestions to help fix this issue?

    Here is my page outline for apa research paper