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Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Lilies to spice it up!

So, some weeks back, I had my Amaryllis lilies blooming full on! Yes, full on. This was the second year of their blooms, and only 3rd year of being introduced in the garden. Last year only one of the 4 plants bloomed, and that was red. This time around all four bloomed, one at a time, and a few others at once. And I was in for a surprise. The first one to bloom was the red one, that bloomed last year, and then bloomed a striped red and white one, something I had never seen before, okay, let me confess, I haven't seen amaryllis lilies blooming too much, but yes, I never saw one like that.

This time around however, I had a new piece of equipment, and boy, handling it was a big thing, half a kilo of expensive equipment I had bought after longing for it for years. And the learning curve was steep, too steep, as I was moving up to a dSLR from a okayish cellphone camera. It was still learning time for me, so, I did some goofups at places.

And since almost everyone learns by those goofups, I won't hide what I goofed up with. Here it goes.

Metro Greens: Striped Amaryllis Lily
Striped Amaryllis Lily
So, I guess by now you might have noticed the goofup. The bottom petal of this striped amaryllis has got shadowed. I didn't realize that extending the lens barrel of my newly acquired camera will block the light from the inbuild flash. Still, the photo turned out to be worth sharing, so here it is.

Metro Greens: Striped Amaryllis Lily
Striped Amaryllis Lily
A daytime shot of the striped amaryllis lily bloom. Watching those 4 flowers bloom on the top of that stem was a feast to watch.

Metro Greens: Red Amaryllis Lily
Red Amaryllis Lily
Metro Greens: Red Amaryllis Lily
Red Amaryllis Lily

And here it is, the red amaryllis bloom. The velvety skin of the petal is amazing, and imparts the beauty to the otherwise non-fragrant flower.


Coming up next week will be some dianthuses that bloomed this year. Though, they turn out great, I still clicked them, and will share them here with you all. Till then HAPPY GARDENING!

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