I waited all week, watching the bud loosen it's grip around the bloom...then, last Saturday morning...it bloomed into this beautiful jewel. To just sit and watch it open every morning...refreshing to the mind and a great way to start the day.
Sadly, the week following we had a big, fat summer rain storm. The pond filled past the bottom of the bloom, leaving it unable to open and now...rotting. My lily bud looks so sad and lonely... The summer rain storm was rockin' with thunder though...and I love that!