Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley are in bloom ...

Dainty bell shaped flowers sweetly scented ...

The Lily of the Valley gently
makes her presence known
with wisps of fragrant whispers
from wherever she is grown.
She lives within my garden
just beyond Sweet Violets' Place.
Miss Lily quietly conducts
her life with gentell grace.

She can't forget the reason she
reclusively resides ~
in God's own Garden she once grew
and now in mine abides,
for she arrived upon this earth
as Eve's most bitter tears,
and Lily of the Valley kept
that secret all these years.

Her pristine bells of purest white
are silent, save for scent.
She hides within a cloak of green ~
that's how her days are spent.
With modesty this gentle soul
has captured countless hearts.
Her fragrance lingers in the breeze.

~ Poem by Linda Lowther ~

A little photo editing with Photoshop and the Florabella Collection using Textures III.  Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit.  I hope your week is off to a fantastic start!  I am linking with the following parties:

Macro Monday @ Lisa's Chaos
Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean
Tuesday Garden Party @ An Oregon Cottage
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Floral Friday Fotos @ Floral Friday
Flowers on Saturday @ Blueberry Craft & Hobby


Heirloom treasures said...

Lily of the Valley is I think everyone's favourite with its little fairy caps and the lovely creamy white with vibrant green. Delightful:)

KarinsArtScrap said...

yes they are beautiful donna, we have them in the front yard.

greetings karin

carol l mckenna said...

lovely blog and wonderful post ~ awesome photos!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

My introduction to lily of the valley years ago left me stunned. I didn't know such a powerful fragrance could be packed in one tiny blossom!

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful lily!
They use to come to Sweden in the end of May! I really like this flower with the underful smell!

Cynthia said...

I love lilly of the valley I have them in my yard too. What a beautiful post I loved the poem.


Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

I love the smell and dainty features of Lily of the Valley!
I just don't like how they can become invasive, but setting that aside they are a petite delight!

Unknown said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog hop. Nope, the blog hop is not just for baby things or ideas. I might start a linky party for only baby items, but for the blog hop it is for everyone to connect up and get more followers. I will include that in my instructions so people know :)

Donna said...

Such a beautiful poem, and a beautiful flower. Your piece is gorgeous as well!

Blessings for a wonderful new week, Donna.


sharonssunlitmemories said...

Very pretty - so clean and pure. The poem you included with them is lovely.

Ellie said...

Very pretty pictures - I didn't know what lily of the valley looked like.

Anonymous said...

Such lovely, fragrant little bells!

Connie B. said...

So pretty. I love flowers. We are planting new ones at our new home. I haven't planted any of these. They may be next. Lovely pics.

Beth said...

Donna, The poetry is lovely and so are your lilies of the valley! I enjoyed your post today.
Blessiings, Beth

Minoru said...

Oh, beautiful photo of Lily of the Valley. I like this flower very much.
Have a nice day.

Rosemary said...

Lily of the valley are lovely and the fragrance is heaven on earth.

Becky Elmuccio said...

I love lily of the valley too. We haven't planted any with a toddler running around in the garden. But, they are on the list for a few years down the line.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a beautiful flower highlighted in a delightful post--thank you for sharing it with us!

pam said...

One of my favorite flowers! I could grow them in St. Louis, but I can't get them to grow here.

Cheryl said...

Donna, What a lovely poem and such beautiful photos!

Fishtail Cottage said...

I too adore lily of the valley...they have bloomed so nicely this year for me! The fragrance is amazing isn't it? thanks so much for sharing your post(& beautiful poem) with us over here at Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party this week! xoox, tracie

Brenda Pruitt said...

They have such gorgeous flowers! I don't think we can grow them here.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautifully delicate and dainty flower! Like a drop of magic!

Tootsie said...

they are pretty....and invasive!!! I wish I could send all mine to someone else's yard! There are tonnes here!!!
I thank you so much for linking in this week. It is an honor to host Friday's Flaunt and meet new friends and visit the regulars (who are like old friends) who share. I always feel so privelaged to know that inspiration is just a click away when need a bit of a boost for my spirits! It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms...landscaping and ideas that all the participants share, and I appreciate each and every link and comment! I have shared your post today with my facebook page for Tootsie Time. I hope you will link in again soon!
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Angie in SoCal said...

What a lovely poem featuring a lovely flower. Wish I could grow them - but it is too arid here. Thank you for sharing.

Libby said...

I love the whole composition of this post - the photos, backgrounds, poem. The whole thing combined is a work of art :)

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Your lily looks like my snow drops in my garden of my old house. but the leaves are different.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Hi Donna,

I took the liberty of linking your post to mine.
Doesn't my flower look like yours?


Jami @ An Oregon Cottage said...

I think they are so pretty- even though they're invasive, I still want some. Maybe in a pot? :-)

Healy Harpster said...

So precious little flowers..

Visiting for Flowers on Saturday- hope you can stop by:)

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

How beautiful! The scent of these is gorgeous.

Thank you for your participation in Floral Friday Fotos.

Unknown said...

beautiful, one of my favourite photos from last week link up :)

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous! Wonderful processing. Visiting from Weekend Flowers

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