Monday, March 12, 2012

Naked Ladies in early autumn

A heavy musky perfume hangs over the flowers of the Belladonna lily, a stunning South African flower.

Naked stalks sprout from bulbs -- in early autumn -- bursting into clusters of dramatic pink flowers. Later come the leaves.

Commonly called Naked ladies, the Belladonna lilies in our garden send me the message: summer is nearly over. And that saddens me.

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