Fall is Here: Tiger Lilies are Blooming
October 10, 2019 5:49pm CST
One of the signs of Fall here in the south are Tiger Lilies in bloom. I have them in the front of the house and they framed the original sidewalk leading up to the front of the house. These flowers have remained here over the years and continue to pop up each year and bloom. This is one of the oldest lilies in the lily family. I wonder who planted them and when? This house was built in 1860 and was the home of one family who lived here thru the early 1900's. They raised a family here and farmed here. I did a good bit of research on this family when we first moved in. I found some papers and other things that belonged to them in the attic. It was all pieces of the puzzle of life many years ago. One of the most interesting things I found were letters written when one of the sons was enlisted in the Army. There were several letters to and from him to his parents. There were also a letter or two from one of the son's girlfriends who was in another town. I had planned on making a scrapbook on my findings until my nephews visited and got all my paperwork out of order. This ticked me off to no end. Photo: My own
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• United States
how gorgeous're those? dang...i might need to come visit with a shovel ;) i'm sure such did get'cher dander'p, hon. surely ya can piece't all back together? would be a shame not to've that archived. might e'en be a local museum who'd love to've such to add to their collection.
• United States
@crazyhorseladycx Yep, need to stop and see if there is a phone number and contact person on door. They are currently doing some renovation to the outside of the building. It was originally the jail and then became a women's seminary. Interesting change of venues, huh?
• Hangzhou, China
TBH,i never heard about Tiger Lily,it's really a weird name,Lily seems a gentlewoman,but Tiger seems a fighter It looks like Azalea,but Azalea is without those thorns.Although i lived in the hill,but i never any plants like this