Calalilies by Ford House

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“701. Calalilies by Ford House” Oil painting by Mariko Irie

This location is in Mendocino Village, CA.

I don’t know when these calalilies started grow on that location. Looks like they love the location, the patch of calalilies grows bigger every year.

When I moved Mendocino in 1982, they were there. But somebody told me that calalilies are not native plants in Mendocino California. From their name they might come from China. Logging Company was in Mendocino two hundreds years ago or some. By the 1860s, Mendocino was home to 500 to 700 Chinese. And they built a Chinese temple, Temple of Kwan Tai in the village.

I love calalilies, don’t you?

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