Thursday, January 08, 2009

PURE WHITE ~ LILY IN THE SNOW

Is not this lily pure?

What fuller can procure

A white so perfect, spotless clear

As in this flower doth appear?
~ Francis Quarles
(English poet and devotional writer - 1592 - 1644)


12 comments:

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Joey,
I love your white lily, and the poem/prose you added to the post. It's so nice to come here and see that today:)
Jan

Roses and Lilacs said...

Joey, that is a lovely photo and poem.
Marnie

nancybond said...

How beautiful, Joey! And the poem is a perfect companion for the photo.

Philip Bewley said...

Hi,
Like the others, I loved the poem with the photo. i think it is so interesting that this poem was from the 17th century.
Have a great day
:)
Philip

perennialgardener said...

What a beautiful poem to compliment your gorgeous white lily!

Rose said...

Beautiful, Joey. Is the lily blooming in your house right now?

Roses and stuff said...

Joey, I love the way you combine photos and poems - it's a delightful combination.
Katarina

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Perfect Joey!

Marysol said...

Ok, so I lied in my previous comment. I'm still here. And very captivated by the picture of the Lilly in the Snow. Simply beautiful, my dear friend.

joey said...

Thanks Jan ~ wanted to post something pure & simple to clear both mind & heart.

Thanks Marnie ~ do hope you're staying warm ... isn't this snow something else ... both bold & beautiful. You got hit again also, didn't you?

Hi Nancy and thank you .... as always, you're a welcoming gift.

I liked the fit also, Philip. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

Thanks Racquel ~ the essence of both seemed to fit beautifully.

Actually no, Rose ~ it was my Easter lily that my dear husband held in the snow for my photo shoot. Just thought it would be a great contrast to the previous fog post.

Thanks Katarina ~ a great compliment since you do both so well :)

Another big thank you to you, dear Tyra ~ the 'Queen of Perfection' :)

You are most kind, dear Marysol. You can butter me up all you want but I'm still popping in for a slice of your warm Sweet Potato Bread with Cinnamon Rum-Orange Glaze on the way home (if we make it since you scared me about being snowed in). Now how do I get there again? I lost your directions :)

spookydragonfly said...

Ahhh...such a pristine capture! Beautiful!!

joey said...

Thanks Kim ~ the beauty of freshly fallen snow and my white lily seemed like a winner!