~ Amaryllis Belladonna ~
I grew up calling these beautiful pink flowers Easter Lillies
because they always heralded the onset of the Easter season
In some areas they are referred to as Jersey Lillies or Naked Ladies!!
nothing naked about these ladies .... they are clothed in the prettiest of attire
The white stamens indicate a young flower and to me
this is when they are at their loveliest.
Apparently in some areas they are classified as an enviromental weed
due to their toxic properties - I see them popping up in the most
unexpected places ... old church-yards ..derelict farm houses
along country roads .... adding their brush of pink to the most
monotone of landscapes