The Chinese proverb had it right. Even if you have only two pennies in your pocket, use one to buy a lily. A loaf of bread will nourish your body. A lily’s beauty will feed your soul.
Lilies are said to bring good luck and in Chinese language symbolizes “to be forever in love.”
Lilies were used to treat depression and toxicity. But watch out, they’re toxic to cats!
This beauty is called the Black Out Lily. I shot it in front of various backgrounds and with different lighting set ups, including the high key image above. Overexposing it makes it look delicate and ephemeral.
But it’s known for its deep red color and blackened centers. I adore it.