Delicate Beauties

I went out in the garden to look around this morning. I really wanted to do some gardening but I’ve been sick with a bad cough for the last few days and it seems physical labour is out of the question. That doesn’t mean, however, that I can’t enjoy the fruits of my past labour. I did take a few minutes to plant a new Clematis and while doing so, I noticed that my Lily of the Valley were blooming. They reside in the far back of the garden, underneath lilac bushes, which are underneath a huge maple – quite shady, as you can imagine. They are so small, if you don’t know to look for them, you might miss them and they definitely should not to be missed. I sat down in the mulch and tried to get some close-up shots. It’s rather difficult since the little white flowers hang down like bells from the stem, but I think I managed to capture one that shows what delicate beauties they are.

lily of the valley

And just for scale (in the off chance you’ve never seen the flower before), here’s Minnie to demonstrate:

minnie and lily

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