Sunday, July 31, 2005


SURPRISE LILIES - DAY 2. The single bud of a surprise lily that I photogrpahed yesterday is now well above ground, its stalk lengthening (about eight inches now). Three other buds have pushed their way through the dry-hard surface. Some people call this the "resurrection lily," because its leaf flourishes in early spring then dies away; months later the bud and stalk bore their way to the surface and suddenly spring forth...in the dryest, hottest, most unlikley part of the summer.

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