Lilium longiflorum – the white way

Beautiful!

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DSC_0071 (a) Did you know that lilies are made from milk? Well, not quite, but Roman legend has it that while Juno, queen of the gods, was feeding her son Hercules, some of her milk fell from the mythical heavens and these drops formed beautiful white lilies.

DSC_0069 Known commonly as the St. Joseph’s lily, it’s associated with Joseph of Nazareth, the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus, as he is generally depicted with a staff blooming with these exquisite petals.

DSC_0077 Its trumpet-shaped petals are filled with an intoxicating scent that injects a room with sweetness

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