One of the most fragrant lilies I’ve ever experienced, shown here in our garden with a forest of fir trees in the background.


lily, silk road, white, rose, pink, magenta, backlit

Besides photographing things I find beautiful, I love to paint in watercolor! It can be loads of fun, creating its own beautiful color combinations as they run together on the paper, or it can be surprisingly independent, doing “its own thing” where you pretty much have to give up control – one never knows! That’s all just part of the fun!

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 2 years ago

    It seems as if the best-smelling lilies are the really large ones – and this does look like a big one, and gorgeous too!

  • Yes, they are large lilies, Celeste, comparable to the well-known Casa Blancas. I’m pleased you like this one – thank you!

    – Pat Yager

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thank you, Larry.

    – Pat Yager

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous image & work

  • I appreciate your kind words, Martina!

    – Pat Yager

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosalmost 2 years ago

    Perfectly done !

  • Thanks for stopping by, Carlos, and for your nice comment!

    – Pat Yager

  • Poverty
    Povertyalmost 2 years ago

    Oh Pat. This is such a beautiful shot of one of the most attractive lilies that I’ve seen. While it’s my wife who’s the gardener, I do appreciate both the looks and scents of the flowers she encourages. When I show her this one I bet she goes Ga Ga over it. Marvellous. Cheers.Tony.

  • Wow ~ You’re so nice, Tony! I hope your wife does like it, this is the first year I’ve grown it, and it’s one amazing lily! I’m really pleased it comes up to your expectations! Thank you!

    – Pat Yager

  • cathywillett
    cathywillettalmost 2 years ago

    All Glorious LILIES is having a special challenge – ‘The Something Different Challenge’. Only images that have been nominated by someone else can be entered.

    I’m nominating you to enter this image into the challenge! Good luck!

    P.S – Stunning work, the colours are lovely, I can almost smell it!!

  • How nice of you, Cathy! Thank you, and I’ll enter it now!

    – Pat Yager

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