Monday, April 4, 2011

My World Tuesday: Calla Lilies



Calla Lily plants in my garden.




Calla lilies grow both in the garden and in the wild. I like them for their simplicity.

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Today is the first day of my term break. I went to see my abandoned and unruly garden. Only the Calla lily remains unscathed.

I love Callas. They grew wild in my grand father's garden in Borneo. So when I came to live in New Zealand, seeing them reminded me of my childhood. Today, as I edit my book, I wrote of my Grandpa grieving for the loss of my 4th Uncle. I look at my Calla Lily plant, it appears as if it is in mourning too. Gone are the beautiful flowers.

Callas have a special place in my heart. My oldest daughter D knows why. Together we made a floral arrangement for Andrew's funeral. We chose 4 pure white Calla lilies.

16 comments:

Photo Cache said...

I love them too. While they come in many colors nowadays, I still love them in white.

I was just telling my husband over the weekend that I really want to plant some in my garden. We spent the weekend weeding :)

Karin said...

I love calla lilies - their purity and simplicity is just beautiful!

Vernz said...

the mom plant is just so plain green, but it produces lovely blossoms.. awesome ann,

Genie said...

Calla lilies are beautiful and your shot is lovely. I used to own a flower shot many years ago, and we used them in arrangements. The white ones are my favorites.

Indrani said...

Great tribute.
My condolences. Take care.

Ai KaiRui Liu said...

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J Bar said...

Lovely.

M.Kate said...

My first flowers from my husband was calla lillies, and I remembered them being very expensive here. I've never tried planting them and not sure if they can grow in hot weather.

Leslie: said...

Calla lilies are my favourite lilies! I had so many in my garden, they were almost growing wild, but they sure came in handy a few years ago when a friend was getting married - I made up a gorgeous bouquet for her shower!

Leslie
ABCW Team

diane b said...

They look fabulous in that vase.

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

LOvely ones!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Such a touching reflection!!

I love calla lilies too but most of the time we see only plastic ones in abundance. I would really like to see them growing in the gardens...Lots in Perth too..in the farmlands.

Reader Wil said...

These lilies are very pure and we use them also to commemorate our loved ones who passed away.
Ann, I have an Australian love story to cheer you up!

Grace said...

The calla lillies are gorgeous and your reflections are very touching. I bloghopped my way here, hope you're having a good day. best wishes

Gattina said...

I think I could only buy it in a specialized flower shop here and I am not to too sure to find it. Gorgous flower !

Deepa Praveen said...

nice pictures..I love cala lillies..so innocent looking flower love it..have a fab day ahead.