"White Choral Bells"

June 10, 2011
Lilies of the Valley
More of my lilies of the valley. Just a favourite! When I was little, my Mom and I sang while we did the dishes. A little round that went:

White choral bells, upon a slender stalk,
Lilies of the valley deck my garden walk.
Oh don't you wish that you could hear them ring?
That can happen only when the fairies sing.

8 comments:

  1. The flowers are so delicate, what a sight!

    Bertie

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  2. So pretty and dainty & a lovely poem! :)

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  3. I haven't thought about that song in many years; I think we used to sing it as a round in Brownies. Interestingly, I don't think I understood as a child that it was about flowers. -Jean

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  4. I love your photo! They are so delicate. I've never heard the poem. It fits the flowers. I wish I could smell them over the computer. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful photo Diane! Your mom sounds like my own and my Oma, too. Both lovers of songs and flowers. Precious memories.

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  6. Dear Diane, I love the little verse, which I hadn't heard before. Thank you for visiting my 'lasagna garden' and commenting TWICE. In answer to your question, I mulched with mushroom compost this year. I may add cedar bark, later. P. x

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  7. Hi Diane, I love the little verse, which I have never heard before. Lily of the valley is one of my favourite scents.

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  8. I remember that song. I love the photo! Lily of the valley blooms are hard for me to get decent photos of.

    You asked me if I ride with my husband on his motorcycle. I wasn't really wanting him to get it, and told him I would not be riding on it. Plus, I don't like wind blowing on me. It's an old Honda (I think) 390. I broke down and told him I'd be willing to ride short distances, but he said he's not confident enough of a driver yet to have a passenger.

    Right now, he's out looking at larger motorcycles. He has some money from retirement that he's determined to spend on one. (He knew when he retired it was really a job change, so he is working at a different job now.) Again, I'm not happy about him wanting another motorcycle. We have very little saved for retirement. Also, I thought he should be satisfied with the other one, but he says he's not mechanical to have that old of a motorcycle. There are a number of people who are interested in buying the one he has, but I wonder how much they think it's worth.

    Well, that was a long winded answer! Do you ride with your husband?

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