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A White Calla Lilly

A White Calla Lilly

A White Calla Lilly

The ‘White Calla Lilly’ is a symbol of elegance and sophistication, that’s why it’s used so often for weddings as it stands for purity of thought and the eloquence of heavenly bliss. This particular flower is also used for Easter as the cone like shape symbolizes trumpets heralding victory and Christ’s passion on the cross. Calla Lilies are strong symbols of rebirth at spring, youth and innocence.

This particular flower has special meaning to me as it was one that I could find growing in my backyard each spring and when I was out playing I would pretend that I was a princess and that these flowers were given to me by my handsome prince. They didn’t have an over powering scent and so they were easy for me to be around, along with some were pink, blue, yellow and also white and those were all colors a little princess would love to receive.

My husband gives me these type flowers on our wedding anniversary and I love them because they are leaves that turn into flowers. The leaves start out a bold green color and over time develop spots where the color begins to change as the leaf curls around to begin forming the shape of the flower. To me it’s just beauty that you can watch, similar to a caterpillar changing into a beautiful butterfly.

I had photographed these flowers for many years and finally I was able to capture a white one in a way that I loved. To me it looks sophisticated, elegant, a reminder of faith and love. I hope you will enjoy it too.

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin; even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” – Matthew 6:28-29 (NKJV)

This image will soon be available to purchase along with the others you see on my gallery.

Have a blessed day!

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Inspired by the Ocean

Ocean Wave

Ocean Wave

 

I live in the desert and there are times I just need to get away from the heat and brown and go someplace with water. I love the ocean and traveling to find a place to sit and relax. Not only do I enjoy photographing the ocean and the surroundings but I also am thrilled to wiggle my toes in the sand, feel a wave rush over them as the wind makes my hair dance back and forth across my face. The sound of those waves rolling in, the feeling of the salt in the air around me, it all has a therapeutic vibe to it when I go.

I try to go to different areas when I travel so that I can see a new place and have various surroundings to add to my experience. I also love waterfalls, lakes, rivers and streams. I think I just love water to be honest. It’s calming to my soul somehow. It allows me to think and refresh, it gives me inspiration, my creativity flows more freely when around it and it seems to melt my stresses away too.

I hope you have something that makes you feel this way, so that your stresses diminish and your inspiration increases. Our world is so beautiful and nature itself can be relaxing and inspiring all at the same time. Let it help you somehow this weekend.

Have a blessed day!

 

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