Friday, April 24, 2009

Morning view

I was sitting on the deck drinking my tea this morning and this beauty caught my eye. Every spring, I am surprised all over again by our checkered lilies (fritillaria).



We have two small clumps. One clump has this gorgeous white flower mixed with the purple ones. We only get the one each year and I think it must be a mutation because I've never read about white fritillaria.



I just love these flowers. They hide under the magnolia beside a group of earlier-flowering daffodils. The mixture of greens getting ready to blossom, freshly opened bluebells, fading crocuses and daffies works well in the dappled shade from the tree covered in white blooms.

4 comments:

Paws on the Run said...

The checkered one is cool!

Penny said...

I am absolutely green with envy. Wednesday was warm, and I had a lovely walk among the crocuses by the river. Then it turned cold and windy, and we had snow this afternoon. Saskatoon is a very attractive city - but the climate leaves much to be desired.

Stephanie V said...

Soon, Penny, you will be sitting on the sunny plaza...

Stephanie V said...

The white one also has checkers if you look closely.

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