Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Lily


Last week, as a gift to myself, I bought one branch of white lilies. 
There were seven buds on the one branch.
What a treat of both beauty and fragrance to celebrate
the season watching each bud open.
The JOY I have received from this one branch has been delightful.
It often is the small things that bring us so much pleasure.
What small things are you noticing this season that are bringing you JOY?

8 comments:

Angela McRae said...

There have been lots of opportunities to give in my community this year (people out of work, a family displaced by a fire, etc.), and as I have taken advantage of some of them I am just truly filled with joy that I have been blessed and am able to help a few others. The joy of giving beats any "gift" I could ever receive!

Angela McRae said...

P.S. Your lilies are STUNNING!

Kate said...

Gorgeous lilies.
I attended the concert by the Masterworks Chorale and the Philharmonic. It was exceptional...I must also admit that my daughter had two solos. I am always amazed by her voice and extremely proud of her!

Cathy said...

The wonderful friends I've made through blogging have brought so much joy to my life this year. Merry Christmas, Marilyn.

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, I love your lilies! I should have gotten some. I would have to ditto the above: the wonderful friends I have here in the Land Of Blog. Merry Christmas!
Brenda

Dutchbaby said...

Seven buds on one branch of lilies is impressive. You captured them beautifully here. These look like they may be the super-fragrant 'Casablanca' variety. Be careful of those stamens they can stain your tablecloth. Believe it or not, they sell special lily tweezers at the flower mart to pinch off the anthers.

I hope you are having a Merry Christmas Day!

krys kirkpatrick said...

Aaahhh...this is always my go to flower...because they smell wonderful and they last so long. Hope you had a very merry christmas.

parTea lady said...

Your photo is gorgeous. White lilies are such an elegant flower.

I'm curious to hear what word you picked for 2011. I'm leaning toward PEACE.