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Tropical Storm Claudette is just offshore — not necessarily a bad thing, considering that parts of our state are in need of rain — but the clouds stayed away long enough to allow me to fire the raku kiln this evening. These ivory Asiatic lilies were in the Perfect Man’s cut-flower garden in April. I sketched them in my notebook then, and later carved them on the surface of this handbuilt pottery box. 

Folklore says that if you dream of lilies during the summer months, you will be prosperous and fertile. Dreaming about lilies in the winter, on the other hand, is a serious premonitory no-no. 

Personally, my favorite lily is this one: my granddaughter, Lily Milne, 2.