The President’s Golden-Rayed Lilies

Without anyone knowing, the President planted golden-rayed lily bulbs in the flower beds.
Now the flowers have blossomed and the wonderful scent of lilies is filling the air. This is a picture we took this morning. The famous casa blanca lily variety was created from the golden-rayed lily.

This fall, the President will celebrate his 88th birthday. He’s a fabulous Japanese teacher, loving art and music and flowers. He had hoped to show the beautifully-blooming golden-rayed lilies to his late wife, Setsuko.