I know these lilies have bloomed at least once before but I can find no photos of them. They are a favorite snack of the deer when they first grow so any chance of having blooms is lost when the deer take a good munch on them. This year I've been religious about spraying Liquid Fence in the areas where there is no other protection from the deer. It has paid off because finally I have tiger lily blooms. These are very different from the other lilies I have because they hang their bloom heads down. They are lovely, don't you think?
The grow along the bank of the pond. You can see the Joe Pye weed there to the back right getting ready to open large blooms too.
I'm surprised by how the petals curl up and back.
There are many more to open in the week ahead.
Caught sight of this frog in the pond watching me from a water lily. After I took its picture he croaked loudly and jump across the lily pads.