Raindrop lily

Another Throwback Thursday, another flower 🙂 Five years ago I was attending a workshop at the Herzberg Institute for Astrophysics where I spotted some white fawn lilies decorated with raindrops. I had no choice but to walk back down the hill to take their picture…

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Starflowerpower

A tiny fresh starflower for Wildflower Wednesday These flowers are tiny, barely bigger than your fingernail. If you want to see one closeup, check out a recent lovely photo taken by @tidelinetoalpine

I’ve tried for years to get a good photo of these diminutive flowers, and mostly failed as they are tiny and difficult to get close to. To make things harder, they’re forest flowers and often deep in shady areas, meaning that the exposure times are really too long for handheld shots. I should have used a tripod instead of trying to hold still while crouching down on my knees. However, I can say that I have succeeded in getting one or two photos that I’m quite happy with, and I was especially pleased with this one as it captures a flower just opening out. I’ve never seen one at this early stage before, so it was a double treat 🙂

Lily the pink

A lone pink fawn lily for today’s Throwback Thursday. At first I thought this was a cultivated varietal, but it turns out to be native to this part of BC; it’s just less common than its white cousin.

I found this pink lily in a flowerbed of mostly periwinkle, and I took its picture purely because it looked so much like the other lilies I know and love – the white fawn and yellow glacier lilies – but I truly thought it was non-native species. Imagine my delight when I found out the truth! It’s very much rarer than the white fawn lily, but I’ve since seen it in a couple of places so I know it’s out there…