gallery Snapshot Sunday: Pictures of Lily

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These bulbs recently flowered. I’ve had them growing in a pot for so long that I forgot what they were. I think the proper name is Lilium longiflorum.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.


  1. People are always bringing these flowers into the hospital. I love them but they play havoc with the hay fever sufferers and they leave stains all over us. The yellow and orange varieties do anyway. They are a very beautiful flower and very popular around here. I used to grow Arum, Calla, Canna, Easter and Xmas lilies. Mum never liked them. She said it made her think of funerals. I always referred to them as the funeral flowers after that. I also have a vague memory of us having some white lilies in England in a vase. Mum put some aspirins in the water to help preserve them or something. Has anyone ever heard of this being done to flowers?


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