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.
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.