This lily is one of the few flowers planted in our back yard near the tree line. I built a wire enclosure around it to keep the deer from eating the blooms. It’s ugly. But, it works. I wish I remembered the variety of lily. Maybe someone can tell me.
“Our camera” is such a treat to use, isn’t it! Lovely lilies. They’re beautiful.
Yes, it is. It lets us see both extremely close and far with clarity.
I am always amazed by the delicate hold the filament has on the anther.
…or vice versa.
Beautiful macros, Jim. Worth barricading!
WOW!!! Very nice!
I like the combination of orange and red. Those tiny black dots on the inside of the flower appear to be raised — is that so? If they are raised, it’s just one more of those little details that make flowers so endlessly fascinating. I always wonder what forces led them to develop in just that way. Does everything have a purpose? Or is some of it just for beauty? On thing that occurred to me with the “dots” is that they might resemble tiny insects to other pollinators. So many mysteries!
Yes, they are slightly raised.
I don’t know what the lily is, but it is gorgeous! Unusual to see such a vibrant red, I think. By the way, I’ve seen the Chicago Botanic Garden use black string around plants to protect them from deer. They string it like a web, sort of, high and low, and it freaks deer out because they can’t see it so they avoid the plant.
There are a lot of methods I could try. The clerk at the the farm store suggested a chemical to spray around. Claimed it stunk really bad to all animals but humans. The seemed too good to be true.
Yeah, I don’t think those sprays work.