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Friday, September 24, 2010

Falling Leaves or Blooming Flowers

As we all know that falling leaves with their beautiful colors are the perfect sign of autumn. However in this small Mediterranean town, its the blooming lilies that announce the arrival of autumn..

 They tend to grow at the beach during this time of the year. While their latin name is pancratium maritum, they are known as sea daffodils or sand lily at the Mediterranean shores.. We used to collect them in big bunches to enjoy their beauty as well as their strong and exotic smell in the house. However for the last 10 years these delicate flowers are in the endangered species list in Turkey. So for the time being they are only to look for....



However if you are not very happy with this sign of the season, we also have some classical ones...

Wish you a wonderful weekend...

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful shot of the lilies. They don't grow wild here. I'm glad they are protected.

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  2. Sea daffodils or Sand lilies - the names are as beautiful as the flower. Are you feeling better?

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  3. Merhaba, I'm thrilled to find you, after you found me, via Bonnie's interview. I lived in Istanbul 3 years with my family. I'm excited to -- at last -- have a blog to follow from Istanbul. And yours looks beautiful. What a great header. I will be catching up here, slowly. I need to go back. It's been over 20 years.

    Harika!

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  4. Hi-

    I was in Turkey in the Fall so these beautiful pictures bring back the best of memories of the best of times. "thank you"...
    Love Gail
    peace....

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  5. those lilies are beauty themselves... I wish I could smell them, they just beg to have their scent taken in!

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  6. Great pictures! The first one has drama and beauty...

    Happy weekend!

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  8. gorgeously lit photo

    proof that there are other miracles of nature in autumn, beside in the pumpkin patch.

    may i use this photo to link back to your blog?

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  9. What a nice way to enter into autumn. Isn't it funny to have lilies and squash at the same time?

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  10. Love these flowers and thanks for the info about them, my dear friend!

    I really really love your pictures, especially the first one.
    Stunning shots and texture! :)

    Have a great weekend!

    B xx

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  11. The lilies are wonderful! We are getting into full fall colour here now! A couple of warm days mixed in with some chilly ones.

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  12. It seems that lilies are usually a sign of spring in most places, so it's really fascinating to see them as a herald of fall. They would look lovely next to the pumpkins.

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  13. ...ohhh, i would love to live near by the sea...it must be so lovely to take a walk on the beach in the morning this time of the year...

    You have beautiful blog...so much calm and inspiration...

    my best regards

    magdalena

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  14. Fabulous pictures. I am a little bit jealous! Hugs

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  15. oh I'll take the wild lilies over pumpkins any day!!!

    Have a fabulous weekend.. the first photo is simply beautiful.. I hope you get to enjoy more of your view before it's time to head back to the city..

    ciao xxx Julie

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  16. You have an eye to capture small wonders of nature.Loved the Lilies and the pumpkin too.

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  17. Same as here....I noticed it today while I was walking in the park today morning!

    Wish you a nice week ;-)

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  18. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I´m so glad that I found your beautiful blog!
    Have a great new week,
    Yvonne

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  19. Great shots! I especially like the light in the top image.

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  20. How nice to have lilies on the beach. I can imagine it adding to the serenity when the waves are just lapping gently.

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  21. Just found your blog, love your traveler stories!

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  22. The lillies are absolutely beautiful!

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  23. What nice flowers to have growing wild on the beach.
    Hope you are feeling better.

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