First off, see the post below for the Giveaway winner announcement.
That having been said, let’s get to today’s post which is chock full of swirly loveliness. I went to a local florist over the weekend, looking for flowers to purchase so that I could bring them home and photograph them.
There was the usual array of roses, carnations, gerbera and regular daisies – but I kept searching the refrigerated room and was finally rewarded. I’ve always wanted to photograph calla lillies.
Unfortunately, they were all spoken for except for these three which I presumed were the runts of the litter.
I bought them regardless, because they were a little different, sort of swirly, and I thought they would make great subjects for my macro lens.
They’re a little camera shy, but I got them to glow for me in the afternoon light on my bedroom windowsill.
I love swirls.
These are my sister Charlotte’s favorite flower. She carried calla lillies on her wedding day, but I only got to see them in her photos because I was in the hospital having my first child.
Charlotte, I’m so sorry that it was my idea to lock you in the attic when we were young so that you couldn’t win our mother’s Be Nice contest again. You were the best of the bunch of us, and when you kept winning the contest week after week, I needed to resort to taking you out of it, so that someone else (namely, me) could win.
I’m sorry I made you cry. Even though you say you don’t remember it at all.
Because I never forgot that I did something so mean.
I hope you like these flowers, because they are for you.
or as you know me, your big sister, Katy.