Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Beautiful Lilies...

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Those of us in the eastern states have been getting an insane amount of rain recently.  In fact, today is the first day in about a month that it hasn't rained.  We're a bit waterlogged and the ground is pretty squishy, but my Asiatic Lily has been drinking it up and just thriving!  It's never had as many blooms or been as vivid. As soon as you walk out onto the deck, you can smell it's heavenly fragrance...

My Asiatic Lily
True story.  I bought this plant at a home improvement store about 4 years ago.  It had a couple of blooms and I just loved the smell of them.  I put it in the back seat and ran a few more errands before heading home.  After each stop, I would open the door, lean down and smell the flowers before going to my next errand.  When I got home, my husband asked me what was all over my face.  Apparently, the yellow/orange pollen from the flowers had smeared all over the lower half of my face.  It was awful!  I looked like a drunken clown.  And not one person in all the places I went to pointed it out to me.  It was also surprisingly hard to scrub off.  Funny enough, when I came out of the bathroom, I found my husband had been sniffing the flowers as well.  Know how I know?  He had pollen all over his chin too.  It was some potent stuff.

My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me 
Psalm 62:7 (NLT)


  1. Good Morning Dee ~ with great interest I was reading your blog, and just have to shake my head at your kitty adventures :) Poor thing did NOT look happy with you after all the meds, and your challenge of dealing with it made me smile :) I love the Scripture at the end of each blog post, as I love reading the Word. Hope you have a blessed day ... SavedSinnr Lindsay

  2. LOL funny story! I love lilies and have a few in my yard too. I never thought about the pollen getting on me~ maybe I looked like a clown too! Have a happy day!

  3. Your lilies are stunning! And I also LOL, when I read about your experiences with pollen ;o)

  4. This is one of my favorite flowers too. My last bud just opened open this morning. I only got 3 blooms this year because I shared with the deer. I'm going to have to move the pot before next year!
    If I bring the blooms indoors, I snip the stamens to keep my face, clothes, wall and table clean. Yes they are messy but the fragrance more than makes up for that!