Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday wonders - C

C is for Checkers.  Well, actually a Checkered Lily (fritillaria meleagris).

Every spring, I wait anxiously for these flowers to bloom.  The  color design of their blossom is a great source of wonder for me. 

The way the two colors create the perfect  checkerboard pattern just blows me away. 

And, as if that weren't enough to get my attention...look!  here's one that's white-on-white checkers. 

These flowers don't last long and the bulbs are very slow to multiply.  But that scarceness just makes them more precious each year. 


Ginny said...

Oh, my!!! I've never seen or heard of such a thing, and don't know if I'd have believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes!! This is amazing, I think it's my favorite post of yours ever.

Mimi said...

I've never heard of them either! But I'll deffo be on the lookout for them, they're stunning!
The first pic would make a great "shadow Shot" one too!

Johnny Nutcase said...

i don't think i'm familiar with these, thanks for posting. They're beautiful, so unique looking!


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