Wild Calla Lilies

wild calla lily / rejoicing hillsI was never overly fond of calla lilies—until the summer we moved to our current home and I found them growing wild in the swamp down the road.  They quickly became my favorite new flower.  They are much more diminutive version of the cultivated versions, little white points of petals peeking out from amidst the brilliant green of arrow-shaped leaves, growing up all along the watery edges of still brackish pools.  They bloom just as the lilacs are beginning to fade, so it’s become my tradition to walk down and pick a handful of these when it comes time to replace the wilting lilac bouquet on our table.  There are so many of them in this spot, I call it the Calla Lily Pools—it’s so lovely!

“Why take you thought for raiment?  Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow.  They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all His glory was not arrayed like one of these.”  (Matthew 6:28-29)