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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 30th October, 2019)


Arum Lilies on the Canal

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 2,167

Comment by: XPat on 30th October 2019 at 00:32

Nice place to park up for a bit of lunch. Lovely shot Mick. Thank you for posting.

Comment by: Pat on 30th October 2019 at 05:26

A lovely photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th October 2019 at 08:25

Who'd have thought years ago to see Lillies growing by the side of the cut. There was hardly a blade of grass to be seen.

Comment by: Mick on 30th October 2019 at 08:47

Veronica, Arum lilies are known as the funeral flower, so I think somebody must have planted these here maybe with some dead persons ashes.
I rode every canal in the northwest and this spot in Parbold is the only place Ive seen them growng wild

Comment by: Philip G. on 30th October 2019 at 09:16

I like how small of the heavy boat plays second fiddle to much of the lighter trumpets.

Comment by: Anne on 30th October 2019 at 09:20

It looks like someone has been looking after them. One to the right seems to have been dead headed, or maybe something else.
Natures blue and green excellent colours.

Comment by: PeterP on 30th October 2019 at 10:11

Used to be a large clump of lilies on the canal bank about 100yds from the MIll at Parbold. Mick is this where you took the photo?

Comment by: Veronica on 30th October 2019 at 10:58

Yes I understand Mick, what a lovely thought ...must have been a keen angler then for the family to do that. Arum Lillies also remind me of walking day processions.

Comment by: Carolaen on 30th October 2019 at 11:21

These are also widely known as cuckoo pint or lords and ladies etc and grow as a weed in many places. They are poisonous so take care.

Comment by: Mick on 30th October 2019 at 11:48

Yes Peter they are the same ones

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 30th October 2019 at 13:06

The arum lilys in a pic are a cultivated species, have 2 clumps in the garden...Cuckoo Pint etc are wild flowers, we get them growing in the woods near us. Didnt know they were toxic.

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