Sunday, June 19, 2011

Calla Lilies

I went out this morning and bought a bouquet of Calla Lilies. Flowers are a short term luxury in the climate that Chicago has.

Do I need an excuse to buy fresh flowers? I can always come up with one. How is this?
Calla Lilies remind me of when I lived in Guadalajara which was one of the happiest times of my life. I use to go the market and buy them often from an old woman who showed me photos of Diego Rivera paintings incorporating calla lilies. The more photos she showed me the more flowers I bought. Although he did many, we both agreed that this was our favorite.

                                                                                                         Photo by Blooms By Martha
They are a flower that is used to celebrate festive occasions like weddings and today – Happy Father’s Day!

Now what’s my excuse going to be next week when I come home with a huge bundle of Peonies from Green City Market?
I’ll figure that one out next week because today, it’s all about the Calla Lilies.