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  • Glenna’s Pink Calla Lily

    May 21, 2008

    Glenna's Pink Calla Lilly

    This pink calla lily belongs to Sean’s surrograte and local grandma and my sister/mother/mentor/friend — Glenna.  She knows how to grow beautiful things like flowers and friendships.

    I moved the pot it was in to the edge of her swimming pool to get the blue background and then contorted myself like a pretzel to get the shot. And then I fussed with the lighting on the edges in Photoshop.

    I am reminded of the verse in Matthew 6 where Jesus says of lilies of the field, that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed such as these.


    1. Jim says:

      Just pretty…..just thought I would be 1st !!

      May 21st, 2008 at 2:16 am

    2. Hanlie says:


      May 21st, 2008 at 4:26 am

    3. Beth_C says:

      Great shot!

      May 21st, 2008 at 7:44 am

    4. Photochick (Amanda) says:

      I love this picture! It reminds me of my sister and how much she loves Calla Lilies – thanks for making me smile!!!

      May 21st, 2008 at 7:46 am

    5. Fraulein says:

      This morning in the car on the way to school/work, the Peanut and I were talking about the lovely lilacs, roses, and forsythia that are blooming everywhere in the Boston area these days. She said she’d like to gather some and put them together, and I responded that that combination would make a lovely bouquet (although I’m pretty sure she doesn’t know what the word “bouquet” means). Then she said (as I often find myself doing when I bring up something the Peanut has said, I have to point out that I’m not making this up) “I want somebody to give ME flowers.” So I said, “I think when you’re a big grown-up girl, lots of boys are going to bring you flowers.”

      May 21st, 2008 at 9:40 am

    6. Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! says:


      May 21st, 2008 at 9:52 am

    7. pam says:

      Gorgeous photo, AM. Thanks for brightening my day.

      May 21st, 2008 at 10:10 am

    8. Jenny says:

      bee-yoo-tee-ful!!! Awesome picture!

      May 21st, 2008 at 10:24 am

    9. Heidi says:

      Glenna obviously has a way with The Plants. Beautiful!

      May 21st, 2008 at 10:47 am

    10. Susan J. says:

      Beautiful, just beautiful. Please say hello to Glenna for me.

      May 21st, 2008 at 11:39 am

    11. LeeAnn says:

      I’ve never seen a pink calla lily before- simply beautiful!

      May 21st, 2008 at 11:54 am

    12. Kacey says:

      It is beautiful and a beautiful shot! We have a couple of flower pots beside our driveway in Florida with some miserable looking leaves in them. I kept nagging my husband to plant something pretty in the pots and rip out those blah stems. We had to leave Florida for six weeks and while we were in Ohio…the Amaryllis bloomed! The neighbors really enjoyed them. You just never know what secrets God has waiting in His garden.

      May 21st, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    13. Kelly @ Love Well says:

      The blue background was a stroke of genius. It’s gorgeous. And we fret and fuss with a God like that?!?

      May 21st, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    14. zoom says:


      May 21st, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    15. Sally says:

      You are a VERY talented writer AND photographer!!!

      May 22nd, 2008 at 11:37 am

    16. Chris says:

      AM, that is a stunning photograph.

      May 22nd, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    17. Emily says:

      Have you ever read the book, _Glenna’s Seeds_ with Sean? It’s about a little girl named Glenna who shares her seeds and starts a chain of generosity in her neighborhood. It sounds a little bit like your dear friend.

      May 22nd, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    18. Lori says:

      AM – you should use some of your shots as photocards. You can buy the carstock from Cheap Joes Art Supplies (google Cheap Joes). I have ordered some beautiful ivory folded cards on which you can affix photos (they come with the “tape” to stick the photo on the card). They make great gifts or original greeting cards. You have so many great shots – you could probably sell them!

      May 23rd, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    19. Lori says:

      Oops – that would be CARDstock.

      May 23rd, 2008 at 12:15 pm

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