Thursday, February 5, 2015

Photo of the Day: Foxtail Lily, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Outside as I write this, the temperatures have plunged way way way down. So I am going to simply ignore it and transport my mind, with the memory aid of this photo I took at the time, back to the late spring of last year, when I visited one of the jewels of the Big Apple, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

I took hundreds of pictures that Sunday afternoon. I couldn’t post them all, because even beauty can get boring without some variety.

From a modest bulb, the foxtail lily, or desert candle, can grow up to 6 or 7 feet high—demonstrating why it belongs to the genus Eremurus, or “tall.” The nickname of this particular one was “Lemon Meringue.”

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