“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; ..” Matt 6:28 pt RSV

Local lilies in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand /15 Feb 2022. Photos by Nigel.

~ Flower farm entrance. I got big orange pollen marks on jeans/shirt and that shattered my serenity a bit but the perfume wafting from the flowers was amazing!

Text by Liz; photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2022)

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  1. Lovely lilies and lovely to see you too! 🙂 We don’t have lilies now because they’re toxic to cats, but in the past I’ve washed shirts that have had lily pollen stains and then hung them out in bright sunlight. The sun seems to have bleached out any remaining pollen stains – but it’s a long time since I’ve tried it!

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    1. Thanks Ann! I’ll follow your advice if the problem persists. I shook it out as best I could and then hung it back in the wardrobe (deliberately not checking the stains lol).

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  2. Ms. Liz, you do have a knack for prodding my quotatious nature! In the 1920 book “The Second Poems of Edwin Curran” is a poem titled “Flowers”. Today’s lovely photos inspired me to share just two of the lines from that beautiful poem :
    Flowers are the music of the ground
    From earth’s lips without sound;
    May I just add that the last photo has the fairest flower of all – YOU!! Thank-you!

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    1. As I replied to Linda, it’s a very different experience out in the open compared to the intensity in a store! ~Nigel drily observed it’s a fragrance not an ‘odor’ 😀


  3. One woman’s perfume is another’s ghastly odor. I wonder if these have the same fragrance as the ‘Easter lilies’ that fill the stores here in season. I always give those a wide berth, because I find their fragrance so distasteful. It’s only that sort that bother me, though. Odd.

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