Simple Message

I just looked up the “Calla Lillies” and learned that there was a flower language boom during Victorian period in 19th. century.  Someone can send flowers to another person as a mean for sending a specific message with pre-arranged meaning. It must be really cool during the period of time.

It is coincident that we just have another even simpler message to send than flowers.  You may already have heard of  “Yo!”, a recent smart phone application that is gaining popularity. It took me a bit to comprehend what it is. Once you know what it is, it seems cool.  “Yo!” is the only word to send. It is simple but can mean different things to different people at a given time. It is efficient and can be a heart warming to see someone say “Yo!” to you.  It is also be a secret message without any information in the message itself (cryptographers may not have job left – just kidding).

I am still an old fashion, sticking with flowers. I am sending these Calla Lilies  – with a good meaning 🙂

White Calla Lillie - simple message

A bit of the story that I found around Calla Lilies. Calla Lillie has been associated with “Holiness, Faith and Purity”.  They have become a symbol of “Youth and Rebirth”.  Reference:

White Calla Lillie - another message

“Please have a nice day!”


55 thoughts on “Simple Message

  1. cindy knoke June 28, 2014 / 3:03 pm

    Yo! These photos are truly lovely! Reminds me of The Glass Menagerie, “Calla lilies, such a strange flower…..” Strange maybe but very beautiful especially as you photographed them.


  2. anotherday2paradise June 28, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    I love to give and receive flowers, YC. Your lilies are really beautiful. Thanks you for the lovely message they convey. 🙂 Happy day to you too.


  3. ventisqueras June 28, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    la calla è un fiore molto elegante e generoso che ora fiorisce a grandi ciuffi in un angolo del mio giardino, sono felice del bellissimo omaggio che le hai reso!

    the calla lily is a very elegant and generous that now flourishes in big clumps in the corner of my garden, I am glad of the beautiful tribute that you have made!

    Good night


  4. Vidhyaa June 28, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    Thank you for ur support all the times :-), are you in twitter or facebook ?


  5. Gallivanta June 28, 2014 / 10:49 pm

    The flowers and your message seem lovelier than the simple YO. 🙂


    • YellowCable June 28, 2014 / 10:53 pm

      🙂 Thank you 🙂

      I am wondering “Yo” will stay or just another one that passes quickly.


  6. AmyRose June 30, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    OH, Sweetie, this is such a heart warming post. I LOVE your photos of the lilies. They are so pure and their lines are perfect. The information you gave I did not know and I thank you for giving it. I will stick with flowers too. I don’t like the word “YO” for some reason. I’ve heard it said, and it has a derogatory tone to it. At least the ones I have heard were. It is kind of on the lines of, “Hey, you!” demanding your attention. But anyways, I ramble. I really enjoyed your post. I am always coming here when I see you at Petals to make sure I haven’t missed a new post. (smile) Love, Amy


    • YellowCable June 30, 2014 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you Amy for coming 🙂 I think you are right about the tone of the word. I have not heard of it in the degrading tone before. It plays nice in my mind but you are right that can be demanding or commanding your attention. Good point.


  7. LaVagabonde July 1, 2014 / 7:08 am

    I’ve heard of the Victorian flower language. Too bad it’s no longer in fashion. The calla lilies are beautiful. I had some burgundy colored ones as my wedding bouquet.


    • YellowCable July 1, 2014 / 8:50 pm

      That is so lovely that you had some burgundy colored Calla Lilies as your wedding bouquet.

      Thank you!


  8. SuzyHazelwood July 1, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous, you’ve captured them wonderfully!!♥ And by strange coincidence I have some just like it growing in the backyard where I live, blooming quite beautifully! 🙂 I always look forward to when they come out, they are very much my favourite flower. They are so elegant, like a ballet dancer leaning backwards!

    I discovered a picture of Queen Victoria lying in state a few months ago, and she had a few of those Calla Lilies in her hands. I tried to Google search it to give you a link, but could only find this picture on a blog, and it’s not as good or as close up and those lilies are there, but they’re just above her head. I read somewhere that Calla Lilies in Victorian times were very much associated with funerals, and it’s interesting that you mentioned them as being a symbol of youth and rebirth, I’m wondering if that is why they were used for funerals, hoping the spirit would be reborn and become youthful again. Nice thought! I used three lilies from my garden for my Mothers funeral, they looked quite lovely, but during the service a sunbeam came through the chapel window and shone directly on those lilies laid on the top of the coffin. They lit up like no other flower I’ve ever seen before, positively glowed. It was a strange but very meaningful moment, as my Mother had always loved the way I adored those flowers. Moments like that are quite awesome!

    I’m never quite sure how to use that word ‘Yo’, it makes me laugh when I hear people use it, but I think I’d definitely prefer flowers to send a message! 🙂


    • YellowCable July 1, 2014 / 9:10 pm

      Wonderful! You have some growing in your backyard. I really like your analogy of them like a ballet dancer leaning backwards.

      Thank you very much for the link that has the picture of Queen Victoria lying with the lilies above her head. I am fascinated about Queen Victoria and her love Albert.

      Yes, the link that I found also mentioned that Calla Lilies in those time were associated with funerals. It is a bit of contradicting with a symbol of youth and rebirth. I think you are right that it is a well wishing for the person who passed away to comeback again.

      How lovely that you used lilies from your very own garden for your Mother’s funeral. I can imagine how they glow beautifully with light and would create very special moment during the time..

      Yes, I would prefer flowers than “Yo” for sure 🙂

      Thank you Suzy!


  9. Otto von Münchow July 1, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    Yo! from me too. Really lovely images. Particularly the first one is striking with beautiful light from behind.


    • YellowCable July 1, 2014 / 9:14 pm

      🙂 I am glad you like the pictures. I just ran into them by accident and somewhat at the right time with the light. Thank you Otto!


  10. Charlotte Hoather July 3, 2014 / 4:08 pm

    Yo! That’s going to stick in my head now. I love calla lilies so beautiful and pure looking, not too fussy and smooth. Lovely.


    • YellowCable July 3, 2014 / 6:52 pm

      I hope the sounds of “Yo!” in your head is gentle and friendly tone one. That is what I heard in my head now 🙂

      Thank you Charlotte!


  11. Miss Lou July 4, 2014 / 8:20 am

    The flowers seem so much more complicated and beautiful than a ‘yo’ lol Though now, for the sake of my sanity , I’m going to go off into the cyberworld and see if I can find the application.. lol




    • YellowCable July 4, 2014 / 8:43 am

      Please do come back and update your experience with the application.

      Thank you Miss Lou 🙂


      • Miss Lou July 4, 2014 / 8:49 am

        I’ve signed up and apart from having the worst color scheme in history it’s excellent.

        Except, I don’t have any body to ‘Yo’ with.. lol


  12. nutsfortreasure July 4, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    Yo Gorgeous!


  13. BeWithUs July 10, 2014 / 8:40 am

    This is my favourite flower but it is so expensive here that my mother just wouldn’t buy them for her flower arrangement session 😦

    Anyway, thank you so much for sharing this beautiful flower message/photo in this lovely post!

    Take care and Cheers!! 😀


  14. Andy Oldham July 26, 2014 / 11:56 am

    Interesting and informative post! I prefer the calla lilies over yo any day! 🙂


  15. KOH  July 30, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    GREAT ! ~love it
    Good day ^^


  16. Dalo 2013 August 24, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    Such a beautiful series of photos…you add an elegant touch to an elegant flower ~ inspiring!


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