These late flowering Christmas Lillies are in full bloom at the moment in my garden at Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Just a few years ago we witnessed a strange happening – an elderly lady who had a house further down the road from us was very proud of her little garden and kept it beautifully. She passed away in the middle of June ( our winter ) and the day after she died her lillies were in flower – this was way out of season, at least six months – something we will always remember.

Panasonic LUMIX GH2 at 61mm, 14×140 lens, 1/500, f/5.7, iso 160, manual.
From a single RAW image.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    These late flowering Christmas Lillies look lovely in my garden at Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

  • 242Digital
    242Digitalover 1 year ago

    Lovely capture of this pretty flower. Well done Roy ;-) – Jeremy

  • Many thanks Jeremy – they look so nice but don’t last for long !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Steve.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 1 year ago

    What a beautiful capture of these gorgeous flowers dear Roy.A fave.x

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment and favourite Catherine – they did look pretty but due to lack of rain they are falling fast ! We haven’t had any real rain since before Christmas – just the odd quick shower.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous lilies ~ lovely light and capture Roy :)

  • Many thanks Susie – so pleased you like it !

    – Roy Massicks

  • 29Breizh33
    29Breizh33over 1 year ago

    Superb image. Beautiful flowers. Compliments Roy.

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment and favourite Michelle ! I’m so pleased I took them when I did as they are all dropping now. We are desperate for rain so the garden is suffering.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago


  • Many thanks for the feature Vicky – much appreciated !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 1 year ago

    ×°×Congratulations on your very wonderful and well deserved feature!!×°×

  • Thank you so much Linda – your lovely comments are appreciated.

    – Roy Massicks

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