For the first few years we lived in this house, I had no idea that we had lilies. Entirely overtaken by lace hydrangeas and a tulip tree, they never bloomed -- or at least, I never could see them through the mass of foliage!
But after taking out the ill-placed hydrangeas (*sniff*), we had a little surprise this Spring:
The photo below is entirely untouched -- that surreal yellow in the center is just as striking in "real life." And I love the peachy color of the lilies; it's more delicate and less showy than a bright orange lily.
What a lovely tribute to the beauty of our Creator!