Monday, May 26, 2008

Z is for Zantedeschia




Or Calla Lillies as they are more commonly known. I'm crazy about these flowers, they were the flowers that I used for my wedding...don't say they're funeral flowers - flowers are flowers..and I looove these.
What makes me really crazy is that I can't grow an impressive grouping of them like you see here in the photo. My callas are puny....I have about five leaves and a couple of pathetic looking flowers, definitely not worthy of a photo. I had to get in the car and drive over to moms to take this shot, when I told her that I had two lousy blooms she had the nerve to stand there and count how many blooms were in this stand...she did it out loud.....do you think she was doing that to bug me? I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt and say it's because she is so proud of her green thumb.
Thanks for the Z photo mom!
A Huuuuge Thank You to Quilly for hosting the ABC Challenge. I'm so sad it's over ;(
It's been such fun to prowl the farm in search of the photo of the day. Some of my shots came from a building project I'm working on a few hours away from the farm....it kept me on my toes and mindful of having the camera handy. Thanks to all who commented, I can't deny that getting comments is a huge part of the joy of blogging...what a great community of kind hearted folks you all are.
See you at the next project!


7 comments:

juliana said...

well, these look absolutely gorgeous!
wonderful job with the challenge, i have enjoyed your photos.

Robert said...

These are incredible. And you've captured them so well. I have really enjoyed coming here each day to see your pictures. Keep up the good work. I'll keep dropping by!

quilly said...

I love these flowers. They just prompted a discussion with my resident botanist. I love Anthurium, and wanted to know if Calla Lilies were related. He said yes, they are both of the Jack-in-the-Pulpit family.

Great way to end the Alphabet Challenge. I have very much enjoyed viewing your photos. Thank you for playing. Don't run off and hide now!

tami said...

I think I should like to have a start from your Mom's plant. I have terrible luck with calla lillies. Every year my hubby asks me, haven't we tried these before? Yes. Over and Over. I'm going to hit up Nelia for her plant and her secret next time I see her.

Jean Ann said...

absolutely beautiful...man, i would love to grow those...

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Those are beautiful! So graceful!!

Carletta said...

Lovely - as always!