As this year is producing another season for our sweet day lilies, our excitement is mounting. I thought I would pull up a prior post of our many varieties for anticipation for the delicate, short lived blooms. Each one has its own “personality” or flower power. As our 2019 crop blooms, I will assemble the pictures and I will post them later in the season. Enjoy the photos and the life lesson from them.
WHAT IS IN A DAY……WHY A DAYLILY FOR SURE! My husband, Greg and I cut up and post Miller Garden Pictures but our “estate” is on a half acre but it is our home and we love to share the beauty of the flowers, plants, and butterflies. This year we didn’t have our hummingbirds or at least so far and they have been missed. What we missed in hummingbirds, we have made up in day lilies. I will not be able to post all of the day lilies we have but I wanted to share some photos and an excerpt from a flower in herself, Lynn Polk, who is an inspiration to all of us who are privy to receive her messages of love and hope. I saved her response when I posted some of our day lilies.
First a little background, my precious Mother
When she was alive, found so much joy from her collection of day lilies and other plants in her little yard. She knew her day lilies by name and took pride when each one bloomed. She knew when to fertilize and when to cut them back. When it was time to thin the plants out, many of us stood by with anticipation of obtaining a few of her beauties. It was her giving of love when she shared her plants and she expected us to take as much pride and care as she had. We were asked to give updates on her babies. A lot of the photos you will see are from her yards and I can assure you Greg takes wonderful care as he feels Momma watches from her heavenly gardens.
Here is the message Lynn responded after I posted Daring Dilemma:
This exceptional Day Lilly absolutely captures the essence of God’s beauty in creation and its name, “Daring Dilemma” captures our human sin condition from which the goodness of God’s Grace frees us from and transforms us into the perfected image of His Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Don’t you just love when the perfection of God’s nature calls to the depths of our souls to experience the transformation that only He can bring to our lives. This is an example of how human beings can experience the power of God through beauty of His creation without ever have read or heard the Word of God. The power of God’s Creation speaks of His existence. How awesome is that.
Lynn Polk Thinking about how a tiny seed goes through the process of transformation into a perfectly beautiful Day Lilly in the loving care of its Gardner as it is given the water and light of life. So, too, is our transformation from our Daring Dilemma unto Salvation and Sanctification process until the Day of Christ’s Return for us, His perfected Bride, when He takes us Home to Heaven our Eternal Reward. Wow! That’s OUR STORY, THE GOSPEL STORY told through the beauty of a flower.
Thanks Lynn for giving us another reason to love God’s beauty. I feel you have given us the deeper thought so I will post more of our beauties on loan from God and hope that all of us take time to enjoy each gift we receive whether it be in the form of a wonderful flower, an ocean with its wonders, a smile from a child, a laugh from an elderly person who still finds joy in life, a quiet moment in reverence for Our Creator, or a kiss from a loved one. We can find comfort in times of need and given thanks for all things in every day life.
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We love to share our day lilies with our blog readers. This beautiful time of the year passes very quickly so it is our pleasure to open our garden gates to view the splendor of nature.
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