I was in my local Trader Joe's grocery store last week when I spotted these gorgeous orange Calla Lilies. For the record Trader Joe's has the best selection of cut flowers at the best prices of almost anywhere. I often go there looking for floral gems.
As I set about photographing these lovelies I realized it was the first day of September. Soon fall will be upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, Where has summer gone?
Personally I love the colors of fall. All the vibrant earth tones are part of my favorite color palette, with orange being my favorite. They are colors that you will find in my closet.
Orange is a stimulating color. It is vibrant and powerful, but lacks the aggressiveness of red. Surrounding yourself with orange can enhance your level of happiness and confidence. It is also the color of creativity.
Orange works well with blue as the compliment each other. Since blue is not one of my favorite colors I rarely use the two together. If you want to feel more joy, warm, creativity, and balance in your life surround yourself with orange.
Orange is often a love it or hate it color. Where do you stand?
May 1st, also known as May Day, has many meanings attached to it. May Day has ancient roots attached to the spring festivals of rebirth. In many European countries it has a more modern meaning as it is recognized as the International Workers Day.
In my mind I associate May Day with May baskets. A day when flowers would be put into baskets and hung on the doors of friend, neighbors and loved ones. You would hang the basket, knock on the door, and then leave. My oldest daughter participated in this tradition as a child.
Have you ever celebrated May Day with May baskets? I fear that this might be another tradition that has faded away into history.
But for this May Day I leave you with a May Day basket as we did them when I was a girl.
For most of us when we see the white trumpet shaped lilies we think of Easter. With Easter less than a week away we are seeing these white lilies everywhere.
The color white is a symbol of hope, innocence and purity. All of which are also associated with Easter. Tradition says that these beautiful white lilies came up where the drops of Christ's sweat fell to the ground in his final hours. Another reason why you will see so many white lilies around church alters.
There are many legends surrounding these white lilies and the Christian religion. Whether or not you believe the legends, the white Easter Lily is a beautiful flower that is worthy of a place of honor in your home and its decor. It is elegant, simple and tall enough to make a stunning statement.
Will you use the Easter Lily in your Easter decor this year?
Have a blessed Easter and enjoy your white Easter Lilies.
Hi. I am Cheryl of Cheryl Day Photography. Stay tuned for my regular blog posts to keep you updated on what I am doing.