my son came home for a visit mid-july. it had been over a year since he'd been back to newfoundland (he moved to montreal last year). it was wonderful having him home. he came with his girlfriend and they spent their days hiking and reconnecting with "the rock". at the end of the week i hated to see them go. on the last day they presented me with a calla lily. i didn't know they could grow here - we have short summers - so i was delighted last week to see it bloom in my garden. a sensual and delicate bloom. a late bloom.