September 7, 2010

Pure and Strong


One of my best friends from grade school has a daughter named Lily. I've always like that name.

A lily is called Yuri (百合) in Japanese, which is also a common name for girls. In floriography it means Purity.

I'm not sure what kind of white lily this is, but aren't they pretty? They look so delicate, yet if you look closely, you can see that they are growing from a crack in the asphalt.

12 comments:

mia said...

You have so many pretty flowers everywhere in Tokorazawa! I love that that something so pretty grew out of something so common like asphalt. :)

this too will pass said...

very pretty... amazing where nature will find to display her beauty

Mulleh said...

beautiful flowers :D

VP said...

From the many cracks in our asphalt doesn't grew anything like this: these flowers are so beautiful! You title is absolutely perfect!

Babzy said...

Lily is a beautiful name, i love it too , the flowers are just great :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Ichi ban. Beautiful.

ρομπερτ said...

You certainly are able to find amazing flowers. May time and life continue to treat you all kind.

Evelyn said...

I wonder who planted them, there's hardly space there - amazing.

NYC In Photographs said...

Very lovely flowers!

michael said...

Lilies are so lovely that it's no wonder that people use them for girl's names, no matter what the language.

Hilda said...

I wish lilies would grow as easily here. White lilies are my favorite flowers! I love your title too — fits your photos perfectly.

Ann said...

it is the same name in Chinese too, only I didn't know before. thanks.

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