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Saturday, July 27, 2013

lily white

oh, so whyte, oh so soft,
oh so sweet, so sweet,
so sweet is she.
ben johnson - have you seen but a whyte lillie grow?

i know you are supposed to pinch off the stamens on lilies so the pollen doesn't stain the petals,
 but their color and graceful shape is the finishing touch, i think.

i have a story about the quotation i used above-
a long time ago i made birth announcements for lots of clients.
one of them had a daughter, and they named her lillie, and requested that lovely passage by ben johnson.
 it is still in my head as one of the prettiest tributes to a baby girl.

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