Sunlit Lilies

I’m not sure what these lilies are called. Asiatic? Stargazer? If you know, feel free to share. I do know that they photograph nicely, especially when sunlight is streaming through them.

pink lilies

I liked this well enough, but decided to try a white overlay for a softer look:

pink lilies w/ overlay

Then I noticed the sparkly bokeh created by a crystal vase in the background and moved the lilies to capture more of it:

Day Fourteen

(Right side cropped by WordPress. Click on the photo if you want to see the entire shot.)

Great weekend, everyone!

{carole}

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16 Responses to Sunlit Lilies

  1. TBM says:

    Enjoy your weekend! I’m loving the glimpses of spring…gives me hope that it is right around the corner.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Spectacular. Thank you for sharing … please keep them coming. Big sigh for memories of spring … even if I am spoiled and south right now. It is a dark, cloud-covered and dull day in Fort Myers. Have a great weekend, Carole!

  3. Caroline says:

    I think these are some of my favourite photos of you. So beautiful and I liked all three of them.
    But the last is the one I like best.
    We had a mean -12°C/10.4F today.
    Funny enough the cats loved digging in the snow that was all frozen. No idea what they were looking for. Yesterday when it just fell they hated it as it was too wet.

    • Thanks so much, Caroline! All that digging through my photos was worth it, then. The last one is my favorite too.

      It’s so hard to imagine snow and cold when it’s warm here. Rocky does not enjoy snow at all. He’s so little he falls into deep snow and just stands there until I get him out.

  4. Susan says:

    I love lilies and have them throughout the garden – but am afraid our heat & drought last summer has taken a toll – I see no signs of them what-so-ever – and with this freakishly warm (winter?!?) weather, almost everything is sprouting/greening up – and I should have seen evidence of them, but so far – nothing.

    • I’m wondering how all the flowers and shrubs are going to do this spring, Susan. The daffodils are almost up, a month early. There’s no sign of my two lilies either. Hopefully they’re smart enough to stay underground for a while.

      • banbamama says:

        I saw daffodils up and flowering in December! I think these might be called cala lilies, but not too sure…

      • So you are having strange weather over in Europe too? I heard that it has something to do with the trade winds. They’re much farther north this year.

      • Susan says:

        Our daffys are in full bloom – paperwhites as well – hope you are correct that the big lilies are smart enough to stay underground – never thought about that. Enjoy your weekend!

      • Our daffodils have been halfway up for about two weeks–they are definitely conflicted! Daylilies need really warm weather (up here, anyway) so hopefully they’ll stay underground.

  5. Jackie Cangro says:

    I think these might be stargazer lilies because I carried them when I was a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding. It was many years ago, so I might be misremembering.
    They are beautiful flowers. Lovely photos!

  6. Lady Jennie says:

    One thing for sure – I hate the way these smell! 🙂

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