To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. Shakespeare (King John 1595)
Even the Bard himself realized the lily for its perfection, and saw no need for further embellishment.
The Asiatic lilies are making a most impressive show in the gardens. Below are a few more examples of the 'lilies of the fields'.
|Kentucky in full bloom|
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (Matt. 6:28-29)
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.