Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Last Lily of Summer

I love lilies,
and I was so sad to have them finish their season.

This is the last blossom. 
I took a picture of it a few weeks ago.
A horticulturist friend of ours gave me a start
of it about ten years ago.

These were some of my first lilies to bloom.

Next came the peach colored ones...

But this one is one of my favorites.
It was developed by a professor from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

The professor gave a start of it to my sister-in-law,
who in turn gave me a small slip of my own. 
 This beautiful black day lily is a tiny delightful reminder
of the wonderful giving heart of my sis-in-law.
I'm sure this beautiful flower is of no comparison
to the blooms and blossoms she is now seeing in heaven!

I took this photo using lilies,
  trying a little water drop photography
with them as I was working on my
Rock4Today post a couple of months ago.
(Rock4Today is my blog that features the Names of God on Rocks!)

My MOST favorite lily is the "star-gazer" lily,
but unfortunately my bulbs didn't produce
any blooms for me this year.

My calla lillies didn't perform well either.
This was the only one that bloomed!
The lilies remind me of the verses in the Bible
where Jesus tells us to "Consider the lilies",
and says if He takes care of them,
He will surely take care of us!

By the way,
the winners of my July Give-A-Way have been contacted.
They have responded with their addresses,
and their prizes have been mailed! 


Allen and Debby Graber said...

I love the black day lily! Wonder if I can get one at the nursery in town or order it on-line?

Esther Joy said...

In reply to above comment, I don't know if the black day lily is available commercially or not.

Jenny said...

I love that black one, too! I love garden bouquets made of lilies!

Monica said...

Looks like we have some lilies here in our new garden. I don't have much of a green thumb though & don't know much about them. Yours are sure pretty!

Sue said...

The colors of your lilies are just gorgeous.


Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Beautiful photos! I love lilies also -- they remind me of my mother who raised several varieties.

Claudia Willison said...

Yes, lilies are beautiful. I especially like callas, but your black lily - wow! And the one that you had as a start for 10 years now? That must almost be like raising children...

storybeader said...

your lilies are beautiful! I especially like the orange and peach! So nice to have a reminder of your sis-in-law. {:-Deb

Debra said...

Ah, they are all so favorite is the peach color! I have a similar one that blooms early summer

Jim said...

I like your lilies, Ester. They are very pretty and the pictures are 'picture perfect.'

The Black Lily will be my favorite.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Beautiful, beautiful lillies and great photography!

lissa said...

I like the calla lilies, they always reminds me of georgia okeffee's paintings.

have a great day.

zongrik said...

lilies and tylips are my favorite flowers

lamb's wool

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Lovely lilies...especially the ones from the "starting slips" from your sister in law.

Blessings & Aloha!
I havent been able to blog visit as much previously, but am trying to get some blog visits in today.

Lisa Lewis Koster said...

Beautiful lillies ~ and I love that you incorporated the Scripture verse!

Andy David said...

I love flowers of any kind, but the colors of these are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

L is for: Diary Of Love

anitamombanita said...

I love lilies and these are beautiful. Since you mentioned "consider the lilies", if you've never heard it, you might check out the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing that song. It is amazing!! Have a great week!