This lily, purchased at a summer festival and planted late, decided to bloom as the weather turned cold. Rather than see it literally "nipped in the bud," I cut a stalk and brought it in. The color seems to vary according to the level of light and camera angle.
The remaining stalk was still loaded with buds, so a week later I snipped that also. This newly opened bud reminds me of a white rose unfurling.
How lovely, the ornamental lilies in their simple elegance.