Pretty in Pink Alfresco Lunch with Chilled Strawberry Borscht


“In summer, the song sings itself.”  William Carlos Williams

“Lone and erect, beneath light’s primal flood,
A lily! and pure as any one of you.”
– Mallarme

The inspiration for this luncheon table was this stunning oriental lily, ‘Corvara’, which had just opened in my garden.imageI anticipated its arrival for weeks and  postponed a vacation just so I could be home to enjoy it while it bloomed.  That is how magnificent this flower really is!  This hot pink lily with a mesmerizing fragrance is often called the Royal Lily.  It is religiously symbolic with godliness.  And it’s no wonder, it is a perfect creation!  Did I mention its heavenly fragrance? Continue reading