Thursday Challenge – Yellow
Yellow it is, this Thursday!
A quick surfing through the lappy archives and I saw this…
…the Yellow Calla Lily, which added brightness and beauty to the decor at a hotel in Shimla.
They say that yellow calla lilies originated from South Africa. They are about 18-40 inches tall. Each stem has one bloom. They are ideal for bouquets and floral arrangements with an expected vase life of minimum 8 days!
Read somewhere that a yellow calla lily long stemmed bouquet is ideal for a tall bride. As these are tall and slender flowers, so when a tall bride carries it, she will look even more elegant and stylish. Wow!!
And this immediately made me remember the sasural genda phool that are generally used in Indian weddings! 🙂
July 21, 2011 1:08 am|
I have only seen the white ones like this in Brazil..
They are nick-named “copo de leite” meaning- Cup of Milk
July 21, 2011 3:20 am|
This is beautiful .The fact that it is used in a tall bride’s bouquet is very interesting .Never new it .Sasural Genda /Ganda phool (lol). Thanks Shilpa.Have a nice Thursday
July 21, 2011 4:05 am|
@ Shobha : There were whites too in this flower vase and the whole arrangement was damn beautiful! Thanks for sharing the info! 🙂
@ Kavita : Thks 🙂 LOL @ ‘Ganda phool’ 😀 Yo have a great day too!
July 21, 2011 4:47 am|
That piece of info on the flower is interesting. Great capture.
July 21, 2011 4:49 am|
Beautiful and favorites indeed. I recall Calla Lilies being mentioned in a Nicholas Sparks novel 😀
July 21, 2011 4:52 am|
@ Indrani and Insignia : Thanks! 🙂
July 21, 2011 5:44 am|
July 21, 2011 6:11 am|
I would add,” a tall and slim bride…”I guess it will add to the elegance of the lady walking down the aisle.
July 21, 2011 6:11 am|
Lovely flower 🙂 Its always nice to read some tidbits… makes it interseting. Thanks !
July 21, 2011 6:19 am|
the color is really bright n beautiful … it definately cheers the mood n add color to the room as well – interesting info about calla lilies related to bride !
July 21, 2011 6:42 am|
Lovely yellow! 🙂 LG Tina
July 21, 2011 7:29 am|
@ Anil : That’s damn cool and adds more meaning to it! Thanks 🙂
@ Priya and Sharmila : Thanks Priya and Sharmila, glad you liked it!
@ Tina : Thanks Tina 🙂
July 21, 2011 7:39 am|
What a delicate beauty this is Shilpa. Your post brought a lot of sunshine in my gloomy day. hugs
July 21, 2011 7:59 am|
You pick up such unique subjects for your post..love the color of the flower…I am partial towards Gerberas 🙂
July 21, 2011 8:28 am|
@ Tikuli : Am glad that this flower added a bit of brightness in your day! “May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold and at the end of all your rainbows may you find a pot of gold.” Amen!
Hugs Tiku 🙂
July 21, 2011 8:29 am|
@ LP : Thks LP 🙂
I love gerberas too, especially the orange ones! 🙂
July 21, 2011 9:08 am|
I love lillies 🙂 this one looks ROYAL …
a beautiful picture ..
July 21, 2011 9:32 am|
Beautiful flowers, beautiful picture!
July 21, 2011 9:48 am|
July 21, 2011 10:44 am|
oh the tall bride logic is amazing!
July 21, 2011 10:45 am|
Not a very big fan of colour Yellow but this flower looks really beautiful.
July 21, 2011 11:33 am|
lovely yellow..the click is really really good!
July 21, 2011 3:22 pm|
July 21, 2011 5:58 pm|
Yellow is such a happy colour!! 😀
Loved the pic… 🙂 🙂
July 21, 2011 7:59 pm|
Wonderful pic of a beautiful flower 🙂
July 22, 2011 12:44 am|
beautiful yellow one
July 22, 2011 6:15 am|
And I am told,these yellow flowers are very lucky for those who DONT gift them
July 22, 2011 2:29 pm|
Yellow is my favorite color. 🙂
July 22, 2011 3:46 pm|
I love the genda especially the orange one for its vibrant hues.
July 22, 2011 5:58 pm|
July 22, 2011 9:45 pm|
Aaahhh so lovely!!! Is that why you have your background colour as yellow too?
July 25, 2011 12:00 pm|
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