Saturday, July 14, 2007

July Blooming

They are one of my markers of the season, the orange and magenta Asiatic lilies blooming now in the garden behind the little blue house in the village.

One can see the blooms against the garden walls and the greenery from quite a distance, even on dark and rainy days. My lilies toil not, and neither do they spin - they just stand there and bloom brilliantly, and they nod in the wind as though they are having conversations.

Other Signs: tomatoes and peppers appearing in the garden, rose mallow and elderberries blooming in the Lanark Highlands, first little green plums on the wild plum trees in the hedgerow

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