07.03.2021 Natural Fireworks

This Canada Lily-Lilium canadense resembles the fireworks some of us will see this weekend. I was hoping to visit these at Hawley Bog today but we are in the midst of a somewhat steady rain so I’ll have to put off the trip until tomorrow or Monday. No complaint.  We need the rain.

If I were more adventurous I guess this would look even better with rain drops clinging to the petals. Oh well.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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24 Responses to 07.03.2021 Natural Fireworks

  1. Yesterday I stopped at a highwayside farm stand selling peaches. Sheltering the stand was a long canopy with several peaks. That’s what a first glance at your picture reminded me of.


  2. Ryan Garden says:

    Lovely flowers, so vibrant & full of colour. Great shot!


  3. shoreacres says:

    I’ve never been particularly fond of the daylilies that can fill the ditches (and which, in fact, are called ditch lilies occasionally), but these are beautiful. Their shape reminds me of those Dutch ladies’ headdresses, too.

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    • No, I am not fond of those day lilies either. They are also present in great numbers and, at least here in New England, non-native. We have loads of them in the yard in a few places where they volunteered. We have a few wild lilies that are natives and this is my favorite.

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    Beautiful shot, Steve! Enjoy the rain. If you get too much, send some over to us. The heat and the extremely dry weather are troubling us here in BC.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    I love Canada lilies. We still have a couple stands the deer haven’t found, fingers crossed they don’t!

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    I do love seeing these along the sides or roads or trails. Such attractive flowers. Rain hit us yesterday bringing temperatures down to some very comfortable levels for a summer morning, so my father and I took advantage of them to do a longer hike this morning. I hope you can get back out again soon and enjoy some pleasant weather.

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    • Thanks, Todd. I much prefer seeing these to the daylilies that are most prevalent in the landscape.I laid low on the third basically because of the rain but got out yesterday and plan on it this morning as well.


  7. Catxman says:

    I prefer the trillium myself. This more modest flower, striking white in color, has petals that really stand out against the background forest material of Ontario, where it is the official provincial flower. (Ontario, Canada.)

    — Catxman


    P.S. I’m Canadian.


    • I have a couple of those Great White Trilliums in our small woods and they have appeared here. It’s hard to pick favorites but the Painted Trillium, many of which are here on the blog, are my most likely favorite.


  8. Gallivanta says:

    They are cheerful and bright and a lot quieter than fireworks!

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    • That they are on all counts. One of our neighbors has always had fireworks but the last two years he has not which we are happy for. None of our dogs seemed adversely affected by them but we always keep them indoors.

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  9. Staggering, Steve. Perhaps you need a little spray bottle of water in your bag? Absolutely beautiful work. 🙏📷

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  10. Very Nice Steve! Very Colorful!

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