Monday, June 18, 2012

The Gifted Lily





Our front yard is rather small, but I am amazed at all the flowers that come back to grace us each year. The coneflowers will put on a long and splendid show, but others like this lily will be gone in what can seem like a flash.

This first bloom of 2012 brought back the plant's story. I can remember the day a new student came up to me and expressed a desire to be in my horticulture class. The last time I heard from her she was nearing the end of a college degree in horticulture. Somewhere in between she gave me a plant.

What life stories do blooms bring to you?

6 comments:

  1. Nice story and beautiful photo, Wayne!

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    1. Nice to be reminded of students from my past. I tend to forget them as time passes and I keep getting new ones to focus on in the present moment.

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    1. Nance, thanks. I hope the lily and my memory lasts for many a year

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  3. Beautiful blooms, they don't last too long but it's nice that they come back every year!

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    1. Carol, I have grown to appreciate flowers in all their different ways

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