Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Empty Cups & Silent Bells

WEE LILY OF THE VALLEY clusters hung their heads more heavily in my garden after a morning rainfall last week. In a thick forest of leaves, only one leaf (click on photo for detail) retained a droplet of water.

The delicate lily is often portrayed in fairy art. When the sun peeks through and shadow and light fall on the foliage, it is easy to imagine tiny winged creatures tilting these cups for sips of water. But when I went by, beads of rain simply rolled off the leaves and the fragrant bell-shaped flowers did not raise their heads to capture a drop or sound a single note in my presence.

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Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms


  1. Beautiful little lilies despite the lack of tiny winged creatures. I love the water drops.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. LOVE Lillies of the Vallies - they were my brides bouquet!

  3. Both photos and words were moving and beautiful. Thank you for the images and tranquility.

  4. Very nice Lovely name you've got for it "Lily of the valley" In Holland we call them "snow bells"


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