Saturday, May 24, 2014

Lily of the Valley

Today you can walk out the kitchen door to the soft, sweet scent of lily of the valley, a nostalgic scent for me as my grandmother used to wear it. So all morning that old song has been running through my head; you remember the one some of us leaned around campfires, "White coral bells upon a slender stalk, Lillies of the valley deck my garden walk, Oh, don't you wish, That you could hear them ring, That will happen only when the fairies sing." A magical morning.


the bells of lily of the valley, detail

the stems are so beautiful, detail

lily of the valley



16 comments:

  1. So beautiful! You have this amazing talent/ability/sensitivity in processing and presenting beauty.
    Thank you!!!

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  2. Your photographs are the best, Liz!

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    1. Thanks so much Connie, actually these are scans.

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  3. what a stunning photograph Liz!

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  4. beautiful! I had forgotten that song.

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    1. Thanks Lynda, don't know about you but now I can't get that song out of my head….

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  5. How perfect and lovely these are. Ours in a warm spring are long gone. Looking at the trees, we're almost into summer.

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    1. Thanks Charlton, we are having a long cool spring, they say a chance of frost for the next 2 nights! Please no .

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  6. I LOVE your photo! You really captured another side of this delicate flower...the B/W image makes it seem large, strong and bold!

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    1. Thanks so much Sue, I've never gotten a good photo of these so I tried a scan.

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  7. Such ethereal beauty Liz - and the scent must be so uplifting.

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    1. You don't have them Fiona? I keep forgetting how different how different our climates are, the scent is a soft sweet, but not too, and so delicate.

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  8. Stunning image. My aunt grew this beside her house - the only time I have ever seen it growing.

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    1. Thanks RH, I love Lily of the Valley, which is a good thing as it grows like a weed here!

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