Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lustrous Lily

The sunset tonight drenched this lily with light. Early Romans thought these blossoms resembled candles and used them to mark the passing of the Winter Solstice. They found their way from South Africa to America in the mid nineteenth century, and their robust and curvaceous blossoms became favorites of artists and gardeners alike. Bees and snails like them, as well.

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