29 July 2018

Different Kinds of Beauty


Isn't this cream colored daylily from the Straits of Mackinac lovely? It lacks color in the main part of the petals yet it has a bright purple and yellow center, drawing your eye right there!  I'l admit I'm accustomed to seeing mostly a common orange daylily where I live. Something more like the flower pictured below.

Not only does the cream-colored daylily lack the orange pigmentation but it is much shorter than the orange daylily which looks much like mine in Virginia. I've come to think of this type of daylily as the typical or expected variety. So I've come to compare other daylilies to this type. It's everywhere. So common. And a standard of daylily beauty.
This pretty pale peach daylily has broad smooth petals. It is medium tall. It isn't flashy, but it is a very pretty flower. It catches your eye mainly for its simplicity. With fully open smooth petals it reminds me of an open-hearted and warm person.
This deep red, almost maroon colored daylily has a lot of flare to it, doesn't it? The petals flare back more sharply than the other daylilies. It is showy and certainly not a shy wallflower!

These twin buttery yellow daylilies have a delicate perfection and look rather star-like. It has a clean beauty. A soft almost shy feeling to the flower draws you to it.

God created all these variations in the daylilies. How many more does he create in people? He puts beauty in us all. 

Question: Which flower do you feel your personality most resembles?  


9 comments:

  1. I always smile when I see a daisy. They are drops of sunshine in my book. That is what I want to be in people's lives...a drop of sunshine. I certainly want to leave a smile behind as well. I have a motto that I love..."in this life, if I have brought a smile to one's face, then I have done something."

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    1. Hi Melanie! Daisies sure are pretty! And you are definitely a drop of sunshine and leaving smiles behind for both me and my daughter! Hugs!

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    2. Thank you sweet Carrie! You and Cassie are delightful!

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  2. Had to drop in and catch up...I've always been impressed with the header of your site, Carrie--it's beautiful. Glad I dropped in when you had this post about flowers too--though I've always had a hard time picking favorites. Maybe a red rose, as my grandmother loved them and had Crimson Ramblers. A beauty I'm not, (a purple thistle maybe?) So I can't make comparisons, but the title of your blog has always offered inspiration. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Pat! The header was designed by Camna. Sarah did a great job! Crimson Rambler roses sure are beautiful -- a lot like you! Blessings!

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  3. I've never thought about what kind of flower I might resemble. More often than not I feel a bit like a weed, a flowering one but one that was randomly planted. Making due with the soil I've been given to grow in.

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    1. That's funny, Andrea, especially since milkweeds have been planted along Lake Michigan to attract the endangered Straits Monarch butterflies back! They are an amazing blessing--like you are!!

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  4. I enjoyed this post with the different daylilies. The softer peach color flowers are me--not in the front, enjoying a simpler lifestyle with decorating simple, quiet and ministering to hurting individuals.

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    1. That is a really sweet sentiment, Marilyn! Blessings!

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