Photography & Photoshop

Glenna’s Pink Calla Lily

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.

19 thoughts on “Glenna’s Pink Calla Lily

  1. 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.”

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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