Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. My Header this month was taken in December of 2018 in the Antler Hill Village area of Biltmore on our visit to see and enjoy "Christmas at Biltmore".

Monday, September 9, 2019

Beautiful Lilies in our Yard --2019 (Part II)

Muscadet Lilies 6/29/19
Dear Blog Friends,   Thank You so much for all of your wonderful comments on my last post.  Many of you remember the book,  "A Girl of the Limberlost". The book was written by Gene Stratton-Porter (first published in 1909) --and is a story about Elnora Comstock,  an Indiana girl who grew up on the edge of the Limberlost swamp. In order to pay for her education,  she collected moths.  Elnora's beauty of soul and love of nature continues to charm readers of all ages.   IF you want more information on this book,  click HERE.

Today --I'm showing you MY love of nature.  Here is one more post of the beautiful LILIES in our Yard this year.   If you missed seeing Part I,  be sure and read it first.  Click HERE.   We are so fortunate to have had so many blooming Lilies in our yard this year... Hope you enjoy seeing more of my favorite pictures of the LILIES.


Another view of some of the Lilies on our deck... 6/10/19;  They all bloomed at various times over a couple of months,  so I not only enjoyed seeing them and smelling them from outside, but also from inside our home.



Orange Electric Lily,  6/4/19



Pink Lemonade Lilies,  6/12/19



Our first Lilies to bloom;  These are Crimson Pixie Lilies-- 5/18/19



My overall favorite bloomers this year were our Muscadet Lilies..  We were fortunate to have them bloom both on the deck and in our front yard.  Picture was taken 7/6/19;



Sarena  Lily,  5/29/19



Our Lamppost Lilies in the front yard,  6/4/19;   This is the group of Lilies we sometimes lose to the deer --but this summer,  the deer left them alone!!  The yellow ones are Sarena,  and the pink ones are  Pink Lemonade.  



An up-close-and-personal picture of our Muscadet Lily,   7/1/19



Oh --the beautiful Stargazer Lily,   7/6/19



Stargazer Lilies on the left and Muscadet Lilies on the right,   7/6/19



A beautiful group of Lilies,  named  Purple Prince,  6/22/19



Another favorite,  Rosella's Dream Lilies,  6/12/19
Well Friends,   this wraps up my pictures of our beautiful Lilies...   I dearly love Lilies --and have been SO happy with all of the ones on the deck which bloomed this year in addition to the ones in the front yard.   Our flowers loved the wet winter/spring ---and that is what kept the deer away I think.   There were many more plants/weeds, etc.  growing in the woods which they could eat this year.  When there is drought,  the deer are HERE looking for anything they can find to eat.

Speaking of Drought,  we are in a really hot and dry period here now.... Strange how we always seem to get either too much rain at once, or NONE.   It gets frustrating to those of us trying to grow flowers and have a pretty yard...  Oh Well--'tis LIFE --and I still love it!!!!

If you missed checking out the link  (click HERE) talking about all of the different kinds of Lilies,  here is it again for you.   Lilies are interesting flowers for sure!!!!

Have an awesome week ---and get out in nature this week and enjoy it!!!!

Hugs,