Sunday, July 30, 2006

naked ladies

naked ladies

i love everything about naked ladies {Amaryllis belladonna}:
how from these dried up leaves comes this smooth, sensuous stem
topped with a perfect closed bud
from which a hardy pink cluster of trumpet blooms splay out.
their scent is sweet and true.
they grow in full sun, any soil with no irrigation. they are long lived.
they remind me of my grandmother.

closeup naked ladies


weirdbunny said...

I don't think I've ever seen those before. What do sre they just growing up between the paving slabs?

bronwynian said...

this is so beautiful, laura. i can't believe how much you are doing. what a great blog. and what a great birthday party.
i get to play with the farm cat every now and then.
can't wait for your letter.
love, b.