Sunday, August 30, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ 29 Calla Lilies

All photos ENLARGE by a simple click on them.

Calla Lilies that I planted on the overflow depression
from one of our dams, just a tiny corm from our mountain
garden poked into the side of a paddock, never watered
or tended but with a lot of love and hope lavished upon it.



This year it has prospered into a real clump and is
a joy to behold.



Calla Lilies are survivors, like me. When the old
homesteads have long ago crumbled back into rubble,
they still grow along the winter creek bed in this dry
country, a reminder of what once was, a greeting from
beyond the grave.

Their pristine white beauty telling the discerning of times
of yore and gladdening the eye of the passer by.



This heart I dedicate to all flower lovers everywhere.





To call them Lilies is a misnoma since they are grown
from corms not bulbs, but somehow the appellation has
stuck in the English vernacular.

A click on the Logo will take you to a world full of flowers.

Thanks to Luis Santilli Jr. and the other hosts of this joyful meme.

51 comments:

  1. Lovely blooms and words!
    I especially like the last two images - very nicely captured.

    My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

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  2. The lilies are beautiful!
    I am visiting with my dog Bogart.
    We are both doing pink flowers.
    I wish we can plant and grow that kind of lily you have...

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  3. I love lilies. In the Tsitsikamma forest about two hours away they grow wild and huge.

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  4. They are beautiful! Your prose and story are an inspiration, that anything and anywhere we survive. Love the heart shape shot!
    Ebie's Flowers

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  5. Your posts always have so much beauty and wisdom -- regardless of the topic and today is no exception, Arija! And your lilies are exquisite!

    Have a lovely day!

    Sylvia

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  6. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!
    Stunning those macro images!
    Here we call those "Calla Lilies" My DIL carried stems down the alter when she married...that's what I think of when I see these flowers! How nice that you grow them in your garden!!

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  7. Beautiful white lilies, Great shots.

    Gunilla in Sweden

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  8. I loved this post. There is nothing quite so beautiful as a white lily.

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  9. So simple, so beautiful. I love lilies.

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  10. I love that we live on different continents! When my favourite flowers are fading, I can always visit you!

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  11. They look elegant to me. Simple flowing lines and a clean white.

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  12. Anna

    thank you for the reminder, Arum Lilies are very similar but much smaller, I have in consequence amended the post.

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  13. You you know how to write poetry, words and use photography! Always a leasure to visit your blog.

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  14. The most beautiful flowers and pictures I have seen today.
    Great shots!!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Liebe Grüsse,
    Gisela

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  15. I love Calla lilies! They are exquisite, both in colors and shape. The 2 last photos are simply gorgeous!
    Have a great week Arija!

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  16. They are so beautiful and the heart shaped one is a real treat. I always like flowers that are survivors. We call tiger lillies ditch lillies, where I live, because they pop up in ditches along the side of the road. I always like flowers that adapt well. I didn't realize that calla lilies were also very strong.

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  17. Lovely photos of your Calla Lilies ... they bring back memories of my mother's garden. That last heart shaped blossom is amazing ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  18. are gorgeous.The last two pictures are so special.Thanks.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  19. Beautiful! I haven't seen true calla lilies in a long time. They seem to have been replaced here with peace lilies, which are beautiful, also, but not the same.

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  20. in Austria we say, you have the "green thumb" because of your success with your beautiful flowers! I am sorry I never was lucky with calla lilies, but after reading your post I guess I have drowned them, so thank you very much for your advice! Greetings and best wishes from kri

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  21. sorry I forgot to mention your last shot with the ants upon the blossom! it is really the greatest!

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  22. I am a flower lover, so I have to thank you for the heart you dedicated.
    Your shots are wonderful, Arija!

    Have a nice week, dear!

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  23. Beautiful flower indeed Arija, and thanks for the info on them.
    B.

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  24. Arija you have capture the purity of these blossoms so beautifully.

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  25. Beautiful, elegant flowers...and I love the last photo where the calla lilly takes on a heart shape because of the angle of the photo.

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  26. Thank you for sharing some beautiful pictures of these calla lilies. Thank you, too, for your words. It's great that these flowers are such survivors.

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  27. Very lush green Ma'am Arija. Corms are resilient to the negligence of the gardeners. But they are just the independent type of plants being self-sufficient species. Yet, they give all: beauty and grace.

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  28. These are amazing flowers. I like your photos very much.

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  29. Nice to see things blooming in your world Arija. The calla lilies are gorgeous, as are your words and images.

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  30. Calla Lilies were my Mother's favorite flower, so whenever I see them I always think of her. Yours are gorgeous, thank you for sharing them.

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  31. And it's no surprise this beautiful flower is often chosen by brides!
    Lovely, white and enduring ~ Maria

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  32. I love Calla lilies, they are strong wild and free. In many parts of New Zealand, they grow wild.

    I love the pure white ones. In my grand pa's rubber garden in Boreno, they grew wild too.

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  33. wonderful shot of a beautiful calla lilies.

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  34. looks like a candle in the middle of calla lilies, very pretty.

    my entry http://southbrowneyes.blogspot.com/

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  35. Arija, this is stunning! We have the same type of lily called an Arum Llly. Thanks for the beautiful heart. So soft and pearl-like. Hugs Jo

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  36. ilandavita

    left this comment, somehow it refused to be published.

    Your lilies are gorgeous. You've won my little competition by identufying the plumbago.

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  37. A delight - I see them as a sign of hope for the future. Interesting that they are misnamed.

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  38. Arija: What a nice tribute to a special bloom. I really love my bed.

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  39. Lovely post! The Calla Lilies are stunning!

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  40. These are beauties.... I like the writing as well... I could imagine the tumble down homesteads all over grown... and these beauties poking out ..
    Tom :O)

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  41. particularly liked the 2nd and 3rd photos.

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  42. SO BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS ;)
    have a nice day!

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  43. I love calla lilies too, yours are very beautiful, thanks for sharing..

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  44. Arja, your Calla Lilies are lovely. How nice to behold.

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  45. Wonderful flower dedication and words! Thank you, Arija. Have a great week :)

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  46. What beautiful flowers, Arija. Your photos are stunning. I love Calla lilies.

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  47. These are so beautiful! I love calla lilies.

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