Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Tigers

The Tiger Lilies are blooming now! I can spot them from a distance because they grow upside down. And I am in a picture; can you find me?






There is a legend that says a hermit once saved the life of a wounded tiger. In the afterlife, the tiger became a Tiger Lily, and he spread his flowers everywhere searching for the hermit, who had died. He followed him even after death.

Tiger, tiger burning bright
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
William Blake

16 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

These Tiger Lilies are beautiful! Yes, I spotted you! You are in the last picture, on the right side. Yay!

reana claire said...

So these are tiger lilies.. even the colors look fierce but they are so outstanding and lovely!!

From the Kitchen said...

I spy you! I think the "tigers" are the loveliest of the lilies.

Best,
Bonnie

LV said...

Your lilies are so bright and vivid. Really made a gorgeous header. It was not easy, but finally found you. So thankful things are going better for everyone.

Sandra said...

i see you oh yes i do... and i love the one that looks like ribbons tied together, the one in the header. these are beautiful flowers and awesome shots of their beauty... such brilliant orange color..

LC said...

I got a satisfying laugh at your accidental selfie among the tigers! I love seeing those in yards and along roadsides on our summer trips to the Smokies.

Ruth Hiebert said...

They are very pretty flowers.

Tamago said...

Such beautiful lilies! The way they blossom is very unique. And that's an interesting legend behind the Tiger Lily!
I see you in the last photo :-)

Terra Hangen said...

I love your dazzling orange tiger lilies. My current post shows my yellow tiger lilies. I see you in the photo.

Ann said...

They are so pretty. I see you in the reflection in the last picture

Shug said...

So pretty.....love the orange! Perfect name for this flower

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

I think I saw you in blue?? These flowers are so pretty, and upside down

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They grow wild by the stream that runs along our road. I have always liked them.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Yes, I see you...you're wearing a lime green top....am I right?

Beautiful lily images Ginny.

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, these are beautiful and yes, i spy you :)

Mildred said...

These are so beautiful. I rarely see them around here.

I do see you!!!