Thursday, October 11, 2007

LILLIES IN FALL



Last month ,while walking along a marshy area near our home , I found these lillies growing with their green leaf pads on the shore of the marsh. They look too springlike to be blooming in late September. Somepne said they were water hyacients but because of the lily pads I will call them lillies or irises.
To see the detail click on the photo.
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28 comments:

Olivier said...

elles ont une belle couleur.


They have a nice color.

david said...

lovely colour - the shot in it's full size is really impressive.

oldmanlincoln said...

It is an impressive flower. I like the colors too as well as the details.

ruth said...

I didn't know any lilies grew in the fall, Sue! These are an unusual shape too. Very pretty photo.

Kerri said...

Beautiful flowers! I am reminded of a spring wedding bouquet. The enlarged version is magnificent.

Jessica Foster said...

Very pretty! It's so fun to find/shoot things that don't quite belong, little surprises.

K M F said...

another great shot

Lynette said...

All three of you L photos in a row are impressive in their variety and your skills. Thanks!

MotherPie said...

These are gorgeous. I stumbled on wild orchids in the mountains this summer.

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Delightful! When I enlarged the photo I was able to truly appreciate the immense beauty of these flowers.

Meg in Nelson said...

Lilies? never seen them in these colors. I thought they were irises.

Moi said...

they are exquisite, Sue.....love the variegated strokes of color on their petals ....

kml said...

wow - those are beautiful - I love the darker purple against the light!

lv2scpbk said...

This is so pretty.

Wendy said...

It's so nice to sign on to the computer and find flowers as lovely as your lillies. Never seen any like them. Absolutely Beeeee-Utiful! If I was to pick a name for them - I'd call them Peacock Lillies.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love how bright this one is!

Pequete said...

Wow, whatever they are, these flowers are beautiful - hard to believe they're wildflowers!

Lavenderlady said...

they might be in the same family...they remind me of some of the markings I have seen on iris. Lovely photo.

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Joel Reynolds said...

Nice shot!
I love the "lines" shot below - good eye on that one!

Joel

Merisi said...

Such striking beauty you caught with your camera! Nature's little great miracles. ;-)

Annie said...

The delicacy of these flowers is simply wonderful to see, Sue.

Andrea said...

Love the color. Great picture.

Beverly said...

Those lilies are lovely

Bill said...

Next year, I hope to have fall flowers in my yard. This year I just want to get grass :)

Anonymous said...

What beautiful and unusual flowers ! This is a gorgeous shot! -T

JAM said...

Beautiful, they kinda look like butterflies to me.

TOG said...

I'm sorry to tell you the flower is not a lily nor is it an iris. It is Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is one of the worst weeds in the world--aquatic or terrestrial. Until only a few years ago, this floating plant was a major problem in Florida. It is illegal to grow in Florida