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What is this flower?  I pops up in various parts of the garden. A brown spike out of bare soil, no leaves and these small white flowers on top.

Ecclesiastes 11:5 (The Message)
Just as you'll never understand
the mystery of life forming in a pregnant woman,
So you'll never understand
the mystery at work in all that God does.


  1. Wow, I just got caught up on your blog! You have had some great pictures in the last few days. They make me long for summer. It has been really cold here! Carla

  2. no idea ..i LOVE mystery blooms and have quite a the composition of this photo

  3. It is called "Lisbeth's Leafless Lily" or "Joanus Whitebellum"
    Actually there is a guy in Spain, Xavie, who has a blog and he knows the names of all plants, he is a botanist. I have often asked him for help naming plants.

  4. They look like little bells ... and what a perfect verse you chose to accompany it.

  5. Thanks Diane, I shall from now on think of them as my special flowers.

  6. yea for diane! i love the name,
    'lisbeth's lily.' sounds like

  7. I like the name 'Joan's white belly' - no wonder it sticks in your mind!!

  8. Thank you for all those comments on 'Riff' this morning. I followed them as they kept on coming in. Much appreciated.

    Not long to go now before I have to think of a new direction ...

  9. Joan's white bells ... not white belly!


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