Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Calla Lilies Are in Bloom...



I think everyone who knows me or reads this blog would agree -- I tend to start getting a mite cranky in February.

I miss spring.




And when I see flowers on sale at the supermarket, I just can't resist. Besides, I have this thing about photographing flowers.

I waste way too much time doing it. :)




I'm really more of a country or cottage garden sort of girl, but I picked up these calla lilies because I thought they might make for some interesting photographs. And so I took advantage of the little bit of sunshine yesterday to shoot some calla lily portraits. :)




Am I the only one, or do calla lilies automatically remind you of Katharine Hepburn's famous lines in Stage Door? I used to love quoting those lines in my best Larchmont Lockjaw accent when I was a kid.

I was such a dork.

My mother actually met Katharine Hepburn once, when she was staying as a guest at the home where my mother worked as a maid. My mother said she was very elegant and gracious.

Rather like my calla lilies. :)

28 comments:

  1. Thos cala lillies are beautiful ~ Can't wait for spring ;-)

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  2. Mary, What are the famous lines?

    Your cala lily shots are stunning. Susan

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  3. Susan, "The calla lilies are in bloom... Such a strange flower, suitable to any occasion..."

    Click on the link and watch the video clip. :)

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  4. Fantastic photos. I love Calla Lilies so very elegant Just like you my friend!

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  5. Oh Mary, you certainly are not a DORK. Good grief, we all have favorite quotes, etc. It's what makes us unique, one-of-a-kind (OOAK), and that is wonderful. (o:

    Your photography is amazing, and I don't think you spend too much time on taking pictures, they bring joy and the hope of warmer weather to many people, like me.

    Hugs,
    Joyce

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  6. Beautiful pictures Mary and so cheerful in a quiet, understated way....perfect vision for a cold winter day!
    Tina xo

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  7. Beautiful! And, are you from Larchmont???

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  8. Beautiful shots - especially with the black background!

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  9. Lauren, no, I'm from NJ, but I was always fascinated by Kathatrine Hepburn's very snotty upper class accent...

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  12. Mary -I love the way you compose your still life shots. You seem to combine surfaces and textures with flowers but with things together in unlikely ways and sometimes a little off center. It makes for a very impressive still life. My daughter photographs dead or dying flowers and says there is beauty even in death...I think that's a famous quote but can't attribute it to anyone - so apologies for that... sorry Mary I noticed a spelling error and corrected it... and then made another...

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  13. Absolutely beautiful photography. I truly don't believe your photography could ever be thought of as "wasting your time away". I so enjoy popping in to see your photography.

    I love calla lilies as well.

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  14. Nothing that is teaching you more about the photography you love is a waste. Lovely calla lily shots. I liked your story about Katharine Hepburn.

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  15. Oh Mary, I am right there with you, in the mite bit cranky, and wanting Spring ;) Thank you for sharing your beautiful calla lily photos and you just keep on snapping them to show us.

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  16. Mary, I love that your mom met her.....wonderful!....my garden has calla lilies...they seem to grow 3 feet tall before they bloom...smiles.

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  17. I love how you captured these shots, the light is beautiful

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  18. These are my sister's favorite flower. Oh, how she would love these. She had them in her wedding. Which I couldn't attend. (I was having a baby).

    Your photos, with those backgrounds (the 1st and the black) are absolutely exquisite. As are you.

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  19. Gorgeous callas. I love to photograph flowers too.

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  20. Flowers are endlessly fascinating to me, too, and waiting all winter for some to bloom is just about killing me. Next time I go to town (30 miles away) I need to pick up a few different kinds! Thanks for sharing these and helping me smile today.

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  21. Beautiful photos...perfect!!!

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  22. I have been visiting your blog for a long time now and still I get amazed with your photos...my breath was taken away with these...

    And I love your Katherine Hepburn connection!

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  23. Elegant just like Katherine Hepburn. I am counting days until spring flowers appear.

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  24. Just seeing those words on Mona's sidebar lured me in---and your pink beauties in their nurturing warm pot are just lovely. Miss Kate's voice echoed in my head as I clicked on the link, and she'd have LOVED these!!

    Plenty of cranky going on here in the Heartland today---TWO DEGREES on my screen and promises of minuses tonight. Thank you for such a sweet breath of Spring!!

    rachel

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  25. Just beautiful, I love your calla lillies too.

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  26. I love your callas! My husband grows them in our garden, and I love using them in tablescapes. Can't wait 'til spring!

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