Lily Pad

As I reflect on the garden of 2009, I have realized, OK-wow…I had lilies.

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They are so random and scattered and were absolutely planted here or there with no expectations.  And every single lily, whether the extremely drought resistant mini-daylilies or the exotic Easter and Asian lilies, were purchased on clearance by bulb.  In fact, I got them so cheap they were pretty much purchased with a whatever-happens-happens attitude because I didn’t even know if they’d grow.

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But now, a few years later, I am glad I took the risk and I have throughly enjoyed, considered even, the lilies.

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My lover has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to browse in the gardens and to gather lilies.”  Solomon in the Song of Songs 6.2

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Consider how the lilies grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”  Jesus in Luke 12.27

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