My lilies are starting to bloom

A few months ago, I planted at least one hundred lilies together in a patch. Probably more.

I always remember the music I was listening to during major events in the financial markets. In 2008, it was Sirenia’s Nine Destinies and a Downfall and Kamelot’s The Black Halo, which is my favorite album of all time, based on the story of Faust. Even now, when I listen to those albums, they give me chills because I associate them with the winter-ish weather up north and fear of the financial crisis from when I first heard them. This round, it was Natalie Merchant’s Tigerlily album, over and over and over again. (A lot calmer than symphonic heavy metal….) Anyway, it gave me the idea to add a drift of exotic-looking lilies to the garden.

The lilies have been taking their sweet time to bloom, but they are spectacular. I just wish more of them would open simultaneously so I could get the drift effect I was going for. Right now, it’s one stunner after another in sequence. You can’t tell from the pictures, but some of these are the size of dinner plates.

And I did throw some tiger lilies into the mix, but they have not bloomed yet.

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