Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Lilies

When a few green leaves poked up through the center of one particularly ordinary bush, we didn't give it much thought. Then calla lily blossoms started to unfurl, and we were suddenly much more interested. Such incredibly beautiful flowers -- pure white, with a matte satin finish. 






But there were more beauties still in store. One by one, the white lilies became tinged with pink.







It almost seems like cheating to have two gorgeous flowers in one -- first white, then pink, with those gloriously curly tips.






So many blossoms that we could afford to cut a few for the dinner table, and enjoy their delicate curves. I wonder who planted them, and why on earth they're in the middle of a bush? 






One of those little mysteries that come with a rental! There's not much point in planting a cutting garden until we settle down for more than few years, so it's a treat to have a little something to tide me over until then.


"And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life. If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith."

The words of Jesus from Luke 12:25-28

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    1. Aren't they just? It's a good thing I didn't know about them, otherwise I probably would have killed them with "tender care." ;-)

      Blessings,
      Shannon

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  2. nice! great photo quality too.

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    1. Thank you, Tora!

      Blessings,
      Shannon

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  3. Beautiful! The former owner of my house was a great gardener and I'm still finding surprises here and there. If I'm not sure what something is I leave it to see. But really, it's not hard as I don't weed very often! ;-)

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    1. Mrs. Cote,

      How lovely that the former owner left some horticultural surprises for you! :-) I think I might borrow your "leave it to see" philosophy to justify my infrequent weeding... *wink*

      Blessings,
      Shannon

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