Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lily in memory, better left alone and for all to enjoy

- We have a nice tradition at my church in which we place Easter lilies every year "in honor of" or "in memory of" someone(s).  We place them around the church for Easter morning service.  They always look so beautiful en masse.  I always place one in memory of my late parents - here it is, still blooming at my front door last week.  My neighbor has planted it in the ground now, with the one from last year, in our communal wee garden.  I'm so lucky to have a neighbor with a green thumb!

- Seen on my Sunday morning walk this week:  spring flowers on the wane - purple irises and azaleas, there in the background.  There were always purple irises growing around our family home in Milledgeville, Georgia.  I asked my mother once why she didn't pick some for the house.  She replied that she really didn't have a proper vase for them.  So I got her a vase for Mothers Day that year - but then we mutually decided the next time they were blooming that they were far better off left alone outdoors, for all to see their beauty. 

- And back home at the condos, at the end of my walk - these beautiful rhododendrons someone planted long ago for everyone to enjoy.  So lovely!

All flowers today!

12 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Lilies are my favorite flower.

Joanne said...

So many beautiful flowers in this post! Makes me happy.

ladyfi said...

What lovely flowers.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - the lily is lovely - and I'm so pleased your green fingered neighbour has happily planted it out for you. I used to buy some small irises to go with the daffs I bought my mother - they're a good colour scheme ..

Cheers Hilary

Ileana said...

Nice tradition and I love the lilies and Spring flowers! My favorite are tulips.

Lee said...

All beautiful blooms...they can't help but put a smile on my face. :)

Leonora said...

It's looking mighty fine down there with spring still providing plenty of color.

Sara said...

I love "all flower" posts. This was actually helpful. I always wondered about this plant in my yard, which I thought was some kind of azalea, but it's actually a rhododendron because it looks just like your picture:~)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful flowers!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wow, so many are out for you already! Lovely you can associate them with loved ones each year.
I'm looking forward to seeing some flowers outside here, but the Lillies are only one inch sprouts now. Only the neighbors Forcynthias are bright.

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm beginning to have less of a hate relationship with flowers. :D As long as no one gives me flowers as a gift I'm fine with them, and I do love to see them growing naturally.

Riot Kitty said...

Those are all lovely.