Friday, September 10, 2010

September 11th

Today as we remember the events that shook us so violently nine years ago, I have a fitting little tribute. My mother calls them September Lilies.  They bloom for just a few days the first two weeks of September.

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They're only about 6 or 8 inches tall...

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Each stalk has the typical lily cluster of 6 or 8 flowers. I've never tried to cut them and bring them into the house, so I have no idea of their cut flower traits. I just like to look at them in the yard...and for some reason, they remind me of today. Maybe because they're "September Lilies" and after September 11, 2001, all our Septembers for the rest of our lives will remind us of that day. God Bless our Nation.

4 comments:

Ivy Lane said...

Perfect!

Gracie Jewellery said...

Very nice. Love your lilies.

KBeau said...

Beautiful lilies. They look like what we call Surprise Lilies around here.

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