Saturday, October 23, 2010

Macro flowers: Cala lilies






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Macro Flower Saturday
Cala lilies grow both in the garden and in the wild. I like them for their simplicity. 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.

Addition: Thank you maiaT, Callas are still used in New Zealand, because it is such a loved flower, especially the white ones. They make a simple but very elegant and classic wedding bouquet.

When I was given the cala bouquet on Friday. They were long-stemmed and tied with pink organza ribbon. Some of the kids asked why I had the bouquet, I said I was getting married. LOL. They are not surprised because there are many TV wedding shows.

Here I was trying to get Sam to model for me, but he was a very reluctant bride.

13 comments:

maiaT said...

They are very elegant flowers by us. In older days, they were used in wedding bouquets.
Your photos are very beautiful.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I so love flowers!

Kramer said...

I adore the flower, reminds me of that Southwestern painter...

Mike B. said...

We have these in our garden- definitely NOT wild. And, sadly, they are gone now- we have to wait for spring.

Christine said...

beautiful! and i hope that the bud is part of the flower, happy sunday!

Ginny said...

Good pictures! Calla Lilies always give me a bit of the creeps. Maybe because we see them a lot at funerals. I have a post to do on them, but haven't got around to it yet. Gosh, I thought they needed a lot of pampering, maybe a greenhouse, they grow wild there!

Lui said...

A perfect arrangement for any room!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

They are such beautiful, simple and clean flowers. They display a hint of elegance and make any bouquet or setting just gorgeous. Wonderful shots.

Jama said...

They are beautiful and elegance!

Life Ramblings said...

these are glorious blooms. they make a great centerpiece.

~♪~Mumsy~♪~ said...

These are gorgeous, and I didn't know they are beautiful to display in vases..

The Japanese Redneck said...

Lovely bouquet!

Emptyhead51 said...

I just love peeking INSIDE of flowers. Doing so brings out unseen beauty that is hidden deep inside unseen by the naked eye.