Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lilies of the Field... Or the Frontyard...

Yellow lily in the early morning light

Some of the last perennials to bloom in the spring are lilies. I've been noticing them in a wonderful variety of colors--yellows, oranges, reds, purples, whites, variegated. These are just a few examples of some of the lilies I've seen around my neighborhood in the last week or so.


More yellow lilies. The ones on the left are growing in a pot in my neighbor's yard.
The ones on the right were photographed near Emerson and 16th Street NW.



Orange lilies growing like weeds in a rather unkempt yard in Takoma.



Backlit by the setting sun.


Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 6/08

13 comments:

marley said...

Such a sriking flower. Great colours too.

Gwyn said...

Your lilies are breath taking. Sure glad their not classified as a weed.

D.C. Confidential said...

Marley: They are striking flowers. My favorites are stargazer lilies. They give us a beautiful scent.

Gwyn: Thanks! I'm glad they're not considered a weed either!

Maya said...

ahhh, more flower p*rn! LOVE it! Especially the backlit shots.

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: That's me. The flower sl*t!

Maya said...

Ditto!

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: Excellent! It's always good to have a friend along for they seedier side of life. Flowers. Seedy. Get it? LOL. Okay, I'll go away now.

Maya said...

You are too much! hahahaha. I'm pretty sure a sl*t couln't really be a sl*t without other sl*ts around though, could they? I'm happy to accompany you in your sl*ttiness! ;-)

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: Here's the thing though: If we're gonna be flower sl*ts do we have to wear fishnet stockings and eight inch heels, 'cause if we do, I am so outta here. In the kind of heat and humidity we have here, no way am I putting on hosiery! I'm all about comfort and taking pictures of flowers, not falling into them. :-)

Maya said...

I agree! No hose for sure! Though, at least with fishnets, you get some air exposure...

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: Yes, but in the heat and humidity out here, I have one word: chaffing.

Need I say more?

Maya said...

ahhhhh! OK, I give!

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: Okay, so we'll be flower sl*ts sans the stockings. Phew! I was starting to worry. I haven't worn nylons in years.