The center photo is of the same plant I pictured in yesterday's post. This afternoon, there were several blossoms open instead of just the one. As I posted in a comment to yesterday's post, each blossom lasts for only one day; blooms that open in the morning are drooping by eventide, and are completely withered and ready to fall come the next dawn. I suppose this is for the best; I don't know that my heart and soul could stand to be surrounded by such beauty if it endured for a long time.
I also commented yesterday that these lilies have no appreciable fragrance. Again, probably for the best. They make up for it in color and plentiful pollen.
My gardening daughter recently gifted me with two fragrant Oriental Lilies, Tom Pouce and Stargazer. I've not yet experienced the fragrance of Tom Pouce, but I know that one single Stargazer bloom will perfume my whole house. I am most anxious for those to bloom; I have only to be patient.