Those of you who hung around here a year ago may recall that I had a five-bloom cluster of lilies appear in my garden that hadn't bloomed there in the previous three years. This year I nearly had a disaster....thinking that if they were going to bloom, they would have done so earlier along with the daffodils and tulips, I started to pull up the stalk while weeding the garden. I quick realized my mistake and replanted the stalk and tied it to a garden torch....and was rewarded this week with three blooms. I went back and looked at the dates on last year's pics, and sure enough, they are right on schedule. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) I've got several shots over in pbase, including full size blow-ups for pixel-peepers and comparison of sharpness and coloration from two versions of the Sigma lens I used to take the pics, if anybody is interested. http://www.pbase.com/hflphotos/wild_lilies__two_sigma_lenses Thanks for looking.