I truly think that there is more beauty in imperfection than perfection, for it is the imperfect things that truly make us beautiful. --me
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Aug 18, 2008

Smiling Lily



This is my profile image. The flower is from my gran-granny's funeral this past February. This little flower survived being used in a floral arrangement, being plucked from that arrangement, then placed on the floor of my van (this was Thursday), it stayed in this spot until I got home on late Saturday night. Then on Sunday morning I placed it in a make shift vase and by Sunday night it was smiling at me, literally. Do you see the smile? I love this photo. There is no way for me to explain it but I love this photo. And in actuality it helped to place lilies as one of my top five favorite flowers.

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27 comments:

April said...

Very beautiful lily! So sorry for your loss.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Beautiful flower!

I'm very happy for your support!
Hope to see you every weeks in TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Luiz

Judi~Gmj said...

I can see the smile! Beautiful.

Maria said...

The tiger lily is beautiful and also her story. I wish you all the best!

Eduardo P L said...

Beautiful shots!

dot said...

I see it smiling. Beautiful!
Love the photo in your last post.

Shellmo said...

Whenever I see your comments and see this profile photo of this flower - I've always thought it represented happiness. I love it!

John Theberge said...

The smile made me smile.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Lilies are among my favourite flowers too! This one is certainly looking very happy to be with you. Amazing how well it lasted through the weekend!
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fishing guy said...

Christy: What an interesting story of a beautiful Lily. What is important is that you see the smile and remember grandma.

Louise said...

It is a beautiful photo. I love pale lilies more than bright ones, and this on is my favorite color.

And how nice of it to survive all that and still smile at you after you had been through some sorrow!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful.. and full of memories.. :O)

Jan said...

Love the lily photo, and your outlook. Thanks for the promo of B&N Summer Reading progam.

Marcia said...

Very beautifu this photo and this flower. But I like more and more The mountain. Very sensitive, very soft.
Thanks for your coment in Idéias a la Carte.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful photography and the memories are forever.

Well, I went over and joined Luiz Santilli Junior's flowers group and planted some flowers and they are already in bloom at my new blog, Thunder Maker.

It looks like I am going to have to try and catch up with everyone. So many blogs to stop at and make comments.

My Flowers

Abraham Lincoln

Denise said...

Lilies are charming, I understand why you like both. You for pleasant visit.
Denise

ilanadavita said...

Lovely Lilly. I am sorry for your loss.

Marcos Santos said...

I liked that. great textures.

Thank you for visiting me and make a comment so gentle.

Daniel J Santos said...

Very beautiful.

Luiz Ramos said...

Memory. Beauty.Nice flower.

Gypsy at heart said...

I am sorry for your loss and happy you could see the smile and a positive story in this special flower.

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Carletta said...

My granddaughter's name is Lily so your title intrigued me.
It is a lovely image and I smiled when I saw the 'smile.'
I think that was your granny smiling at you that Sunday evening letting you know she was ok.

RuneE said...

Flowers, smell and memories goes to gether to make perfect memories.

Treasure them because the lilly was beautiful

Quiet Paths said...

Beautiful blossom and very meaningful - love endures.

piedmontperspective said...

A lovely flower. I can see it smiling and I'm sure that your gran-granny could too. I am so sorry for your loss.

Marie said...

What a pretty lily!

Cláudia said...

This thumbed size lilly at your profile called my attention and I went here and saw this beautiful Lilly. I've just seen the Skylar's baptism and it was so beautiful and significant. Lord blessed your all.

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