Friday, June 22, 2012

Cottage Day Lilies

Day lilies are such simple, easy going plants.
 They don't need to be watered, deadheaded or anything. They just grow and look beautiful....my kind of plant.

I think they are the epitome of cottage living.

Several clumps of day lilies were planted around our little cottage in the woods by the original owner.
I love them!



We are building a storage area here to house garden tools and a safe place for our outdoor kitties to eat their kibble. We planted this clump of lilies after adding a mudroom/laundry/porch.






Don't they make you glad.....just looking at them?


I put together a collage of other orange items in our cottage-marigolds, onions, a rooster,quiche, a teacup and of course....an orange.


Here are two versions of collages that you can print.
One w/o text and the other one I titled 'Orange You Glad?'
I know...kind of corny, but that's how I roll...[smile]
Looking at our lilies made me think about the scripture in Matthew 6. 
 I call it the DO NOT WORRY verses:

Do Not Worry about your life... See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you... But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow.....Matthew 6 [niv]


Worry just takes all of the glad out of our lives and what good does it do?
None what- so- evah! If worries are taking the glad away in your life try giving them to your Heavenly Father. He does love you and He does care!
 Let the glad back in.



Thank you, Jan at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for featuring my post

http://jannolson.blogspot.com/2012/06/share-your-cup-thursday-14.html

Remember...take time to smell the roses...don't allow time to slip by without enjoying the important people in your life!

Many Blessings, Audrey

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Monday-
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill
Metamorphosis Monday at betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
Show It Off Monday at Get Outta My Head Please
Tuesday-
CowgirlUp Tuesday at CedarHill
Knick of Time Tuesday at knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com
Tablescape Tuesday at astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Tuesday’s Treasures at www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com
Transformation Tuesday at The Ironstone Nest
Turning The Daunting Into the Do-able at projectqueen.org
My Favorite Things at http://www.theironstonenest.com
Wednesday-
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What’s It Wednesday at ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Thursday-
Open House Party at nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Pearls and Lace Thursday at faithgracecrafts.blogspot.com
Share Your Cup Thursday at http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Tablescape Thursday at betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasurehunt Thursday at frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.
Friday-
Air Your Laundry at www.freckledlaundry.com
Freestyle Friday at www.happyhourprojects.com
Home Sweet Home at thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Kiss Me I'm Irish at I Gotta Create
Show and Tell Friday at romantichome.blogspot.com
Simple and Sweet Friday's at Rooted In Thyme
Saturday-
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Sunday-
Sunday’s Best at my1929charmerblog.com
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

12 comments:

Princess Kate said...

Love these pictures. Thanks for sharing.

daisypetals said...

Hi Audrey! This is Melissa @ daisymaebelle.com. The lilies are beautiful and such a beautiful reminder of how the Lord takes care of us! If only I could live those words in Matthew every day! Life to the full to you today! I am your newest follower!

Shelia said...

Your day lilies are so pretty! They look great up against the side of the little building!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Just the uplifting advice I needed today! Truly, worry can take hold and take over sometimes....I need to remind myself to give it up to Him. As for the day lillies, they're the official flower of our village (town). The Garden Club wants everyone to plant some in their yard. Lucky for me, there were already some planted when we moved in!

Ann said...

Love your lilies, Audrey! Lilies are my favorite kind of flower, including day lilies! Your orange ones remind me of my tiger lilies, which usually don't bloom until mid-July. Can't wait to see them! Thanks for sharing the encouraging verses, too! Great reminder about worry. . . one thing I often struggle with.

Ann @ Cairn Cottage
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb

mylittlecottage said...

nice post thanks for sharing looking for to visit more...blessings

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Audrey,
Love the pictures of your day lilies. They are my kind of plant, worry free.
Also love the scripture at the end of your post!!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

We are daylily fans here too! Carefree, random, and pretty. I do cut off the dead stems though. Do you have trouble with your colored lilies diverting back to the original color? Love your pretty collages! Following!

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Audrey! Your day lilies are gorgeous! Love that orange/tangerine! The mosaics are lovely.

Thanks for welcoming me back. I look forward to seeing you for Potpourri Friday!

Brandi said...

Your flowers are very pretty. I think I may need to plant some day lilies too!

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing these awesome photos on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Your day lilies are beautiful.

Jody

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi Audrey: How beautiful those orange daylilies look against the soft green of the building walls--just gorgeous!

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