Monday, May 10, 2010

Lily of the Valley


When I find the fragrant Lily of the Valley carpeting the ground around the pond, I am enraptured.  The beauty of this exquisite plant with its white blossomy bells smites my consciousness. 

It is no wonder the song-writer wrote, He's the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star.  He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

Have a perfectly lovely day!

10 comments:

Lois said...

It's so pretty! I saw it on another blog today too.

Clytie said...

I haven't seen a lily of the valley in years, except in the store. It was one of my favorite flowers growing up, and became one of my favorite scents as well!!!

You are sooooo lucky to have some near to you!

Ch√Ętelaine - The Garden Fairy said...

Mine are gone in the meantime - and I miss that scent lingering over the woody corner in my garden ! Enjoy your batch of LotV and inhale this perfume - it vanishes sooo fast !

Gledwood said...

Is that what lily of the valley actually looks like?... I thought lilies were those big curled-round things... which are beautiful. But those dainty ones are v nice as well!

James said...

Beautiful. This would be a nice surprise after a long hike.

sheri... said...

they are beautiful, and so is He! as i was looking at them i tried to figure out what it was about their look that caused them to be a reflection of Christ? wonder if it is simply their clean and sweet fragrance? anyways, thanks for posting this lovely photo and for giving me another chance to love on Him ;)

Woman in a Window said...

This is a beautiful shot. Very evocative and calming, Beth.

xo
erin

Prospero said...

Oh, Beth, how lovely.

chanel said...

Good symbol pure !

Valerie said...

What a delightful shot Beth. The contrast between the rich green leaves and the pure white bells is stunning. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. Yes, the Palace of Versailles and its gardens were amazing.