Thursday, 12 July 2007

Lily Burst

My garden became a lot more fragrant this week due to this...

...the pink lilies have started opening. They've been threatening to for a while, the buds getting larger and larger, and then holding out for over a week past the point when I thought they couldn't possibly stay closed any longer.

They're a bit unusual as lilies go. The first year I had them, they were your standard pink scented lilies but they appear to have picked up a mutation and become doubles or semi-doubles in the last couple of years. Not to worry, they still look great and smell wonderful.

Things are going to be a bit quiet here for the next week or so. I'm off to the DNA Tumour Virus Meeting in Trieste to present some work, meet up with colleagues and collaborators and catch up with the current research in general. It's not going to be all work though, Trieste is going to be warm (35 C) and there are always a couple of breaks in the schedule for sight-seeing.

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