Thursday, July 15, 2010

At sunset

Daylily glowing in the last rays of sun.

According to the Minnesota Extension Service:

Daylilies belong to the genus Hemerocallis and are not true lilies. This Greek word is made up of two parts: hemera meaning day and kallos meaning beauty. The name is appropriate, since each flower lasts only one day.

I like how the Greek translates into "day beauty".

These particular daylilies are also called tiger lilies. According to a site about tiger lilies, it's rumored that smelling them will give you freckles, and in Asia, the tiger lily stands for wealth and prosperity.

So, may you find beauty in the new day, keep the freckles in check, and win the lottery.


Shell Sherree said...

Gorgeous! Too late for me and the freckles, Ms M, but the beauty is a certainty, and the lottery is a hope. Happy weekend to you!

Ms M said...

Thanks Shell! And happy weekend to you, too :)