Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Halloween Flower



                                    Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.  ~Kahlil Gibran

Here are some Calla Lilies from around here. Have y0u ever seen one? Their origin is Africa and they are not a real lily. They are very popular at weddings. Also funerals, where they are known as a symbol of death. They are said to restore the innocence of the departed soul. That must be why they have always been pretty creepy to me. A beautiful subject for Halloween. And actually, the meaning associated with the name of the flower is magnificent beauty.


"God made the heavens— Royal splendor radiates from him, A powerful beauty sets him apart."
Psalm 96

29 comments:

Andrea said...

Sooooo beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing these pictures. I must admit I'm not much of a calla lily fan but... yours may have just changed my mind. :)

Autumn blessings~ Andrea
XOXO

Margaret Adamson said...

HI We have white/cream one here. Never seen the coloured ones but they are very beautiful.

Cutella said...

Pretty awesome to look at...

Ann said...

they are very pretty. I never realized they came in all those colors.

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful lilies with bright color...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

They're beautiful Ginny. I did not know their significance tho...interesting facts.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow Calla Lilies are lovely. Quite beautiful.

From the Kitchen said...

Love the colors. I've seen them used frequently in wedding bouquets.

Best,
Bonnie

Alice said...

The colors are very nice, Ginny. Weddings and funerals? They are appropriate for everything!

Sandra said...

I have only seen these at Jungle Gardens and Selby Gardens.. with the description they are good for Halloween.. beautiful photos...

Rose said...

I have always thought they were so beautiful!

DawnTreader said...

I was going to say I'm not sure I've seen any other colour of callas than white, but had second thoughts before I posted the comment... Realizing that the pink/red ones we call flamingos here must be callas as well. I've had some of those as indoor pot plants.

reana claire said...

Very colorful, Ginny..especially you put one after another in your post... very nice!

Tamago said...

They look very pretty! I'm familiar with this flower in white but didn't know they come in so many different colors. Very lovely!

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know if I have ever since one - but they are GORGEOUS!

And I love this quote:

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. ~Kahlil Gibran

I so believe this and I think it is so true.

Sandie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I do like how these flowers look. I have even tried growing them myself,but it wasn't worth the effort. Just had two small blooms.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love calla lilies and have 2 in my yard.

Filip and Kristel said...

Special flower, don't know this breed.

Greetings,
Filip

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

No I have not seen one...pretty

Cindy said...

Wonderful colour, no can't say I have ever grown them. My cousin has grown them and has great luck with them. Very pretty

LC said...

Loved the flowers and their colors. Lots of folks I know think don't like carnations cause they are used a lot for floral arrangements at funerals.

I however have seldom found a flower I didn't like.

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful, Ginny! This is one of those few times that I actually know what the flower is called. :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Calla Lilies are so beautiful, I love them. I have never associated them with death but it is interesting to learn new things.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos of lilies!
Greetings, RW & SK

Chris Scheuer said...

So pretty Ginny, calla lilies are some of my very favorite flowers, I love all the colors and varieties.

Anni said...

Hi again Ginny. Just dropping by after I read your comment you left on the birding blog...glad you really enjoyed the photos I got of the hooded warbler!!

Ruth Kelly said...

I've seen them but mostly from a florist. They are beautiful but I don't think they would grow here.

Karin said...

We have them as indoor plants here. They are so lovely! Great photo Ginny!

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Very different! Pretty colors!