Red Lily by Gary Kelly

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Each year, Red Lily comes to visit. Several of them in fact. For most of the year, they remain dormant under the ground in bulbs until Nature announces that Spring has arrived. Then they come out to take a look around for a while to enjoy the sunshine and the birds singing before they go back to hibernation. My garden, Taree Oz. Fuji S1800 on macro.


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I’m a hobby photographer. In fact, I’m not sure Red Bubble should refer to me as an “artist”. But I do like to take photos that are above average, and certainly appreciate learning from my fellow Bubbleonian’s efforts as well as their comments. I use a second hand Sony Cybershot F717 (recently replaced by a new Nikon D3100) and a Fuji Finepix S7000. Photography allows me to keep souvenirs of my experiences. Today’s deeds become tomorrow’s memories.

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  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonalmost 2 years ago

    Nice one Green Fingers!! You can`t beat nature and a good garden to sooth the soul.

  • Yeah? What about a schooner of VB? Hehe. Dunno about green fingers, though. Those things seem to do quite well without any assistance from me.

    – Gary Kelly

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 1 year ago

    Big, bold, beautiful ! Is it a Hippeastrum ? Many of mine have succumbed to slugs and snails that chew through the thick fleshy stems, but I seem to have foiled them this year by surrounding the stems with a circle of sand (^_^)

  • Ah yes, the old circle of sand trick. My trick is having a resident blue tongue. As to the botanical name, I wouldn’t have a clue… I didn’t even know it was a lily until a visiting Bubbler told me. For many years I called everything with feathers a chook. Even an emu was a chook. But it annoyed people so I desisted. Hehe. Thanks for the fav, Trish.

    – Gary Kelly

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 1 year ago

    The Hippeastrum has a big thick leafless stem, at least as thick as one’s thumb, or sometimes thicker. They usually have three or four blooms at the top, the first and second usually bigger and better than third and fourth which open later. An Emu is just a big chook isn’t it?

  • That’s that. Er, them. Those. These. Yes, hippeastrum! Thanks, Trish.

    – Gary Kelly

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