Very Bright

@webeishere (36353)
United States
June 18, 2007 10:07am CST
This morning as ususal the wife and I walked outside eyeballing our gradens flowers and fruits. We didn't notice this Lily as it was just a bud not opened. We then went back in having a cup of coffee. 15 minutes later I took this photo. It opened up fully in that short of time. This is NOT an Asiatic Lily. This I believe is from the Star Lily family. As you can tell the petals form a type of star looking formation hence the Star name. I love the brilliance of this reddish orange color. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
18 Jun 07
It's so lovely color...You was just little unlucky,I mean can you imagine drink your coffee next to the flower and at 15 minutes see it open up slowly until be from a bud to a full open flower? Anyway is so nice to let us fell a part of your garden ....
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Orange Star Lily Buds - Taken about 1 am the day of the opening.
This is what it looked like about 1 a.m. as I went out taking photos of the Moon and Venus so close together. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
18 Jun 07
That's very pretty. We didn't plant any flowers or a garden of any kind this year. This is nice being able to see how yours is doing. With the prices of food, I'm going to wish I'd planted some tomatos and vegetables this year.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Thank you. Speaking of vegetables, I started a discussion about my "green" peppers growing. Found out it's actually an elongated yellow pepper of some sort. Hahaha!! Going to take a new photo and add it to that discussion after it stops raining today too. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
18 Jun 07
Beautiful, webeishere! Lilies (of all types) are among my favorite flowers. I have Stella d'Oro daylilies in a few places on my property but I don't currently have the type of lilies that are in your picture. They are on my wish list for sure because they're just so stunning! Thanks--I enjoyed your photo! :) Have a lovely day!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Thank you very much. I have other discussions with photos of my other Lilies and plants etc if you care to view/read them. Have a great one. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
The flower is indeed very beautiful Grandpa Bob and color is so vivid and you also captured it well in your camera. Kudos for having a beautiful garden and see those you have planted and nurtured by your own hand bloom and come to life!
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@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
19 Jun 07
This one is very lovely. I love any kind of lily. Well the ones I have seen. I prefer red flowers over any other thoug don't let that get around. If my yellow and peach, or orange or well if the other colors hear I have a fav. They may not bloom for spite!LOL
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@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
19 Jun 07
You know the more I look at this one the more I love it. Do you have the botanical name or something so I could get some my self. I would love to have some of these.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Lilies. Hahaha!! I bought these at WalMart. I think it's called Star Lily. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
19 Jun 07
Okay. You are funny! i will look at Wal-Mart if they still have them. I guess I will also have to do a search,... AGAIN! GOsh, can't I get you to do nothin' for me!!??LOL I forgot, you are a man!!LOL
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• United States
19 Jun 07
One thing I can say with lilies is they bloom in the blink of an eye. LOL My nacked ladies bloomed in a matter of hours this spring. I do not have room for any lilies unless I take out some of the other bushes and plants I have. It sounds like a lot of work in this california heat. LOL
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Lilies - Use mulch for mopisture retention is all
Not really at all. Lilies love heat sun and humidity. Look at this picture. You can see the red mulch added. It helps to retain the moisture in the soil. So a couple inches of mulch and water is all thats needed to survive in California. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
19 Jun 07
Another magnificant flower. And this one was a surprise to you. No wonder people comment on your garden. I rated the photo & wrote a comment.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Thanks. And all the coments in these discussions are all too nice. It makes my hard work in the garden even worth that much more making others here happy seeing them as well as me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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18 Jun 07
It does look very nice. As you know before that I really like lily flowers. (especially water lily's) Thanks for sharing the photo and it's always nice to see them so cheers! ~Joey
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 07
You're very welcome. I do love sharing the photos here with you all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
18 Jun 07
wow! that's a really pretty lily! Sometimes, during the weather here in malaysia, you can't even get a decent flower blooming in the garden. It's terribly humid one minute and the next thing you know, there's a thunderstorm brewing. So most of the flowers in my mom's garden aren't blooming.. Anyways, thanks for sharing your garden with us!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Beautiful - Another view of this BRIGHT colored Lily of mine.
Well here in Minnesota USA we do get the humid days also. But plants thrive on it here as long as they get enough water. Here's another shot of the same Lily. I love my Lilies. Hahahaha!! Thanks for responding also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
19 Jun 07
OH wow! That flower is beautiful! I can't believe it opened up that quickly! I have to go out side now and take a walk around my yard and check out my flowers.
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
19 Jun 07
wow I love the picture you posted in response to Shemah's post. There are so many buds on it you're going to get a real riot of colour. Congratulations on another great addition to your garden. Flowers are such brilliant surprises!
@buenavida (8320)
• Sweden
20 Jun 07
Thanks for showing your beautiful lilys, it must be wonderful to have a garden with many surprises like this all summer. Having a garden is one of my goals and discussions like this give the dream more inspiration. Many, many thanks _ :o)
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Thanks a lot. I work hard daily on keeping things growing here. I love doing it also. Keeps me busy and reduces the stress in my life. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
20 Jun 07
That is so beautiful! And how amazing that it opened that much in so few minutes. It is definitely a very bright shade of red. I love it. You know....I am going to have to start taking pictures of my roses and posting them. I wanna show off like you (and at least I'm good at taking care of roses. LOL)!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Jun 07
And I am good at taking photos. HAHAHA! Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~