October 08, 2011

Foto Finish - Spider Lilies in the Moonlight

Today's theme at Cat Patches is Old, and while I was sorely tempted to post a picture of my mother-in-law...  I lamented why couldn't the theme be new or young, I could have really had fun with that.  Oh well.  My Image of the Day is a picture DH took that I call Spider Lilies in the Moonlight (aren't you glad I didn't name you?).  Why are blooming Spider Lilies old?  You see when we bought our house in back when this century was young, the house came furnished.  We kept somethings, donated others and to this day some compliments will yield "it came with the house" around here.  Well now, these Spider Lilies came with the house.  I'm certain they must have been planted by the original owners wife who had passed away long before he found a new lady friend and decided to sell our home to us, and thereby they count as old.  And if that's not good enough reason that awful Cactus grew taller than the house and was chopped down and out by DH this past summer.

7 comments:

QuiltSue said...

Aren't the flowers strange? Is that why they're called Spider Lilies?

Barbara said...

Oh, I love the story that goes with this image. What fun to have these "originals" in your life.

Vicki said...

I can see why they are called spider lilies, and speaking of spiders that is one of the bugs that does creep me out.

Kate said...

What a great story. Spider Lillies are such fun flowers. It's a good thing they aren't black or you'd get quite a start seeing such a large "spider".

Denise :) said...

What funny little flowers!! I had to laugh when reading your post -- I almost *did* post a pic of me; so VERY glad I didn't! :)

501 Quilt Blocks said...

I love spider lilies. I have one that has lots of babies. Loved your story.

stitchinpenny said...

I tend to think of big trees as old so that is my go to. Great thinking on your part.