Thursday, October 4, 2012

this or that thursday: spider lilies

One of the reasons I wanted to visit Grace Episcopal Church and its beautiful cemetery recently is because this is the time of year that the spider lilies bloom.  Two years ago I happened to be there at the right time and I took this photo in the most lovely light.



So I went again this year with high hopes, but I wasn't happy with any of my lily shots... partly because the light wasn't pretty and partly because I just didn't take a good shot. This was the best one, I guess. I like the 2010 version much better.


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It's time to share your photos again! There are just a few rules.
  • submit the url of your blog post, not your home page
  • link up a photo that was taken by you
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Okay, now let's see what you've been shooting!


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35 comments:

  1. Big fan of lilies here! Those are so cool.

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  2. they look great! i have something similar in my garden, but it is more of a vine than a lily.

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  3. Oo pretty!! Only blooming flowers up here are mums now!

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  4. Beautiful! I haven´t seen that kind of flower before but it was lovely!

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  5. Oh my goodness, thank you so much for sharing this! For years now (20 years at least), I've been remembering these awesome flowers that were planted at a house I lived in when I was 5-9 years old, and I had no idea what kind they were or how to find out. These are them!!! I'm so happy to finally know the name of them.

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  6. Great photo of these spider lillies. I would ♥ to plant some of these in my yard!
    Thanks for the great linky party.
    Laurie @ Pride in photos

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  7. I seem to run the risk of disappointment too when I try to improve on a brilliant past photo. These flowers are stunning and your first photo has caught something very special Deb.

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  8. I think they are beautiful Deb...hard to compare past and present:) Hope all is well.

    Tiffany

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  9. I think they are both beautiful. Sometimes the situation is just different & it's really hard when you have an idea in mind but it doesn't turn out how you envisioned it. That doesn't make it bad- I think while the newer shot focuses less on just the flowers- it tells a deeper story.

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  10. Those are gorgeous flowers Deb :)

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  11. Both lovely images and what a pretty flower!

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  12. I don't think I have ever seen those types of flowers before - very cool!

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  13. I have never seen a spider lily, so unique.

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  14. The spider lilies are so pretty!

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  15. Those spider lilies are so fascinating and delicate indeed. My - it seems that wouldn't live as so delicate. Thanks for hosting T or TTh again. I love it here.

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  16. I think they are lovely photos even if you are not happy with them! I went out to take some fall color photos and wasn't impressed with myself either.

    I also wanted to tell you that my milkweed plant got an aphid infestation! I have been trying to get rid of them and am not succeeding, so I hope the plant will be okay!

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  17. We had these in our house in TX and they "came with" the house so I had no idea what they were. I love them because they are so unique!

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  18. What a neat flower! Never seen anything like it before!

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  19. Beautiful Lily pics!Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Those are fantastic! I have never seen anything like them.

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  21. What beautiful flowers - I really like both of your shots, but you are right the first one is stunning. :))

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  22. The light and bokeh in that first shot are beautiful.

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  23. Beautiful flowers! I've had some pop up in my yard out of nowhere and always wondered what they were called! Definitely a beautiful site to behold. Thanks for hosting and sharing with all of us. Happy Thursday, Mitzi

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  24. You have so many amazing things growing in your neck of the woods. These are gorgeous!

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  25. This is a 'first' for me...I've never seen or heard of spider lilies before. Your photos are excellent. The bokeh in that first shot is perfect!

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  26. Pretty flowers! I don't think I have seen spider lilies before.

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  27. Wow, you aren't kidding, that firs shot is just gorgeous Deb!!

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  28. That 2010 shot would be impossible to beat, but the second is nice too.

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  29. Well, I think they're both fabulous shots - as always!!

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  30. These spider lilies are beautiful! Glad you captured them for us:)

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  31. A long time ago, I had elderly neighbors who shared spider lily bulbs with me. I always look forward to them blooming. I am your newest follower. Nice to meet you!

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