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! ❀

Glowing Orange Lilies

I posted last week about my yellow lilies, but these orange ones actually opened first.

I didn’t expect any of my lilies to bloom until the beginning of June. Last year, they bloomed on the same day that my dog, Rosie, passed away. (The red ones may wait until June after all, but I was so happy to see the orange ones opening now!) Here are a few shots of them, from babies to blooming:

As you can see, it looks like they may have multiplied! 😁

Looks like the newbies are too young to bloom, but maybe they will next year. πŸ˜€

Now it’s big enough to be seen. πŸ™‚

I little bigger…

BIGGER…

Here is the orange lilies’ spider guardian.Β πŸ˜‚

Opened! πŸ˜€

I absolutely adore these flowers. 😍

And there we go! I hope you enjoyed the journey as much as I did, haha. 😊