Marvelous Monday Photo: Chocolate Lily

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Chocolate Lily

When we did our bear excursion, one of the things we did on our hike out to see the bears was to stop and smell the flowers. Sounds nice, huh?! NOT with Chocolate Lilies!! Don't let the name fool you! These little beauties smell like poop! No really -- they do! I'm sure the guides have pulled this same joke on many a tourist! :) Actually, they were kind enough to warn us of the lovely scent first.

For those of you reading this from Huntsville, Texas, it smells a whole lot like Monterrey Mushrooms in Madisonville. (OH MY!!)


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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

They may smell bad, but they sure look nice. We have orange and purple and orange daylilies growing at my house. They are just now blooming and they look so nice.

Jul 29, 2013 11:52 AM #1
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

They have an interesting color, sort of semi sweet maybe?

Jul 29, 2013 11:57 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joni- oh so beautiful but no, don't want to smell poop. 

Jul 29, 2013 12:04 PM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Joni they smell like poop but they look beautiful.  You out did yourself with this picture :)

Jul 29, 2013 12:10 PM #4
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Well least they look pretty and must taste honey bees anyway!!

Jul 29, 2013 12:13 PM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Joni - Isn't it amazing, the colors certain flowers come available in these days?  It certainly looks good enough to eat!  CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the Photos group!

Jul 29, 2013 12:38 PM #6
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I love the color brown and these chocolate lilies are beautiful...but not for smelling. Thanks for the warning.

Jul 29, 2013 01:05 PM #7
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Debbie: They were gorgeous! Just don't get up close and personal with your nose! :)

Ed: Absolutely!! :)

LOL @ Kathy! 

Thank you, George!!

Mike: To bees!! 

Myrl: Thank you!! I've never seen a brown flower before. Well... not one that is alive!! :)

Margaret: You're welcome! HA!

Jul 29, 2013 01:59 PM #8
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joni, I have never seen a Chocolate Lilly, looks like ready to be eaten:) as you know I am a chocoholic:))), Endre

Jul 29, 2013 03:54 PM #9
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Joni: How can anything that looks so magnificent smell like that? Oh, well...I wonder if that bee has little nose clips on it.

Jul 29, 2013 05:55 PM #10
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Joni: What a beautiful photo but after reading your post there is no way I would go up and smell on of those lilies!

Jul 29, 2013 07:49 PM #11
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Hi Endre: My name is Joni and I am a chocoholic, too! :)

Hella: The bee thinks it smells just dandy! HA!

Anita: I didn't on the bear hunt... but I gave in and did it later! HA! SUCKER!!

Jul 30, 2013 01:18 AM #12
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good afternoon Joni.

That is a great shot. it should be framed.

Jul 30, 2013 04:57 AM #13
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Thank you, Joshua!! (((HUGS)))

Jul 30, 2013 07:17 AM #14
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning


Great chocolate lily and I don't remember seeing any but remember the bees were larger than the ones in my area. Thanks for sharing and your Alaska pictures are wonderful.

Jul 30, 2013 02:46 PM #15
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Hmm, not exactly something I would want growing in my garden, even if they didn't smell like 'poop'.

Aug 01, 2013 01:25 AM #16
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