The Lily

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheep a threat’ning horn:
While the Lily white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.

William Blake

After days of waiting, I saw this open lily (Crinum paludosum, Amaryllidaceae)
early in my garden this morning. What a joy to share with everyone! (Gauteng, South Africa)
Canon PowerShot S51S
One of the TOP TEN in a challenge in Inspired by LIFE
21 Jan. 2012.

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  • annieannie
    annieannieabout 3 years ago

    a joy shared ismultiplied in heaven
    thank you for your loving ways xx

  • Thanks for your warmhearted comment Annie, much appreciated! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Liz

  • Thanks so much Maggie!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 3 years ago

    Beautiful composition!

  • Thanks very much Dee!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 3 years ago

    And she’s so gorgeous Liz, well worth the wait!

  • Thanks so much Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    9 November 2011 – 2 images per day

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture!

  • Many thanks!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    Stunning! one of the amaryllidaceae indigenous family! Adore them! Stunning!

  • And thanks to you Magaret that I know the name now: Crinum paludosum, Amaryllidaceae

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous contrast and composition, Elizabeth. This is a real beauty.

  • Thanks so much Bev, was wonderful to see it in the early morning! Thanks for the fav! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 3 years ago

    Such a Stunning capture Elizabeth ! That striking white against the black background is something else ! Wow ….Many thanks for your visit to my Christmas visit watercolor ! Your always such a Fabulous support ! Happy weekend Paulx

  • And so are you!! Thanks so very much for your fine comment Paul! ;-)
    Enjoy too!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • RebeccaWeston
    RebeccaWestonabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations for being a Top Ten winner in The Gift of Christmas Challenge in Inspired by Life

    Charmiene & Becca

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