Lovely Lilies and Beautiful Butterflies

Hello, everyone! πŸ™‚ Funny story, I intended to take a week break, didn’t think there was a need to announce it, and… it turned into a month. O.O I’ve had a lot on my mind to work through.Β  It was hard to write during that time, so… I didn’t. Now I’m back, so I hope to see you around! (I’m catching up on comments – I was very behind!) And I’m returning with some of my favorite recent photos to share with you. πŸ™‚

Believe it or not, this was taken on my iPod. (If you follow my Instagram, you may have seen this already.) I love raindrops on flowers.

These are probably my favorites. I adore all the lilies, but the deep red of these are magnificent.

I couldn’t get enough of them.

This one was taken with my camera.Β  The next one was too. In this one, it focused on the little rod things coming out of the flower. The next one focused on the petals.

I couldn’t decide which I liked better so I’m sharing both.

TR said the petals look like strawberries. This shot does even more so!

And now, onto the other colors…

Yellow lilies! And meet my new friend! πŸ˜€ And if you missed it, I put a video version to this photo on Instagram here.

I had two of them arguing over who would land on the flowers first. It was fun to watch them flying all over. Wish I could have gotten that on video but they were too fast.

One gave up and landed on the orange lilies. Sorry for the blur, but he wouldn’t stay still!

 

These are a different variety. The petals are more crinkly. The others with smoother petals are Asian lilies, according to the tag. I don’t know which variety these are – they were growing wild. I dug them up and relocated them to our house.

Every year, I get a new color. So far I have red, orange, yellow, and pink. (The pink ones decided not to bloom this year.) But I didn’t see any when we were at Lowes, so I came to the conclusion that lily season must be over. But then… I saw a bag on closeout. Lily bulbs! Various colors. I love surprises, and it said it was $10 for 10 bulbs. These two decided they were ready and managed to find their way out of the package, which is why they are growing this way. I wish I had thought to get a photo before I rescued them but I didn’t. The closeout price? $2!!! So I got ten for next year (and years to come) for $2. I’m happy. XD

The other bulbs look healthy, but I have a feeling they may not bloom this year, this late. I hope to find out what colors they are over the next few years. I love surprises and I’m not picky about colors. Any color will thrill me!

When I dug into the bag, some had multiplied already! So I had ten fully mature bulbs and a bunch of tiny babies that had already split off the big ones in the bag. (This is only about half of them.) I planted them too. I don’t know how long it will take for these to grow up but whenever they are old enough to bloom, I look forward to that too. πŸ™‚

Hope you are having a lovely day! ❀

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28 thoughts on “Lovely Lilies and Beautiful Butterflies

  1. These pictures are so lovely!!!! Scarlet lilies are among my absolute favorite flowers. It makes me think of where the beloved in Song of Solomon is called a lily among thorns – and how we are to be set apart for Jesus. But what makes me set apart is the precious blood of Jesus. He has covered me in His blood and set me apart as His own. Scarlet lilies always make me think of that. So thanks for the reminder of what He has done and who He has made me to be. πŸ’œ

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    • Awwww, I love that mental picture so much. ❀ πŸ™‚

      So glad this reminded you of what He has done and who He has made you to be! Thank you for sharing – I'll never look at these lilies the same way again. ❀

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  2. The scarlet Lillie’s with the raindrop are amazing! I love raindrops on things. It seems to bring them so much life. Actually it does bring them life hehehe but you know what I mean. Don’t stress over catching up. We love you and know it happens. No one will hold it against you πŸ™‚

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  3. Wow, beautiful photos, Grace. I love lilies also and I only have 3 or 4 kinds because I don’t have enough space for all the flowers. I like taking photos with raindrops on flowers also but we don’t have the right condition, it don’t rain enough to have large raindrops. ❀

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    • Thank you! ❀

      Liliies are some of my favorites! I see. πŸ™‚ What kinds do you have?

      Haha, well, I've bought a spray bottle and misted flowers before for the effect. (The ones in this photo were raindrops, in case you wonder.) So if you want to create the look, that might work. (Just be careful not to do it in direct sunlight or the water might burn the leaves.) πŸ™‚

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  4. Hey What a beautiful flowers and picz…Really thankful to you for sharing all those..While seeing those pic I felt so relaxed and calm and more than that I felt that what an amazing creativity of our creator- its perfect.
    🌸🌹🌻🌺🌼🌷

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  5. I love the water droplets on the petals! ❀️❀️❀️
    Hey, welcome to the club! πŸ˜‚ I took an impromptu break and I stayed away longer than intended. I’m so glad we’re both back! πŸ’•

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