Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Catawba Spider Lily

Yesterday I took a road trip with my photography club to upstate South Carolina to view the Rocky Shoal Spider Lillies in bloom.

It is a really pretty park.  Would like to go back in the late afternoon so the sun may be better positioned to photograph the flowers.  Not happy with my shots...

however there was a lot of fun things to frogs (toad?)

spiders...real spiders

and this good sized rat snake that surprised me on the trail (lets just say snakes should not be in rule!)

So how does this fit with quilting?  I loved the shape of the spider lilly!  I have drafted a string block based on the flower and plant to stitch one up tonight!

It is fun when I can merge the two knowing how to remove stains from quilts and from the slacks after a photo shoot!


Gypsy Quilter said...

Eeek snakes! I thoroughly dislike snakes, but I'm glad you survived the encounter.

Loris said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I love seeing the pictures. I do agree with you though...snakes should not be allowed in trees! LOL

Janet O. said...

Looks like a beautiful park, but that snake would have been too much of a surprise for me!! : )