Resurrection Lilies

This evening I was thinking of a post that I wrote more than ten years ago, and thought it would be a good one to share since Sunday is on the way.

8/10/2012 – Heritage Lilies

Yesterday I posted a nice reflection picture from the Dublin Heritage Center.

Today I have been thinking of some of the flower pictures that I have taken there. Depending on the time of the year, there are some fantastic flowers around the buildings, or scattered throughout the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery.

The first is a beautiful Calla Lily.

Calla Lily, white flower,Zantedeschia aethiopica is native to southern Africa, but grows well in this area of California. I found out that the name used in South Africa, Varkoor, is an Afrikaans name meaning pig’s ear.

I love the contrast between the white and the yellow of the center and the green of the background. The white is so beautiful.

The Calla Lilies grow in the same place year after year, and I am always trying to get a better shot of them :-).

The second picture is a group of pink lilies.
Pink lilies I am not 100% sure, but I think that these are Lycoris squamigera or more commonly know as resurrection lilies. They bloom about this time of year, and you can see them in many places around the Bay Area.

To me, I don’t need to know their exact name, I just think that they are very pretty. The pink and yellow colors in the blooms are just beautiful. I am hoping that some of them will be blooming tomorrow, as I will be at the Dublin Heritage Center.

I hope you enjoy these two types of lilies.


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