Looks like a painting, right? But it is a photograph – not mine, of course, but an example of the amazing stuff over at Visual Thoughts, a fellow blog which doesn’t easily mesh with the other resources on my side bar but still belongs and is cherished on my blogroll. D L Ennis posts about life and art and very much whatever, but if you’re in the mood or have a need to drink in a direct connection with nature, go to this unique blog: nature is there, coming through loud and clear. Through some very artistic human eyes.
Here is another image from Visual Thoughts. The flower had ole D L stumped. Later, when I showed it to Cara she knew exactly what it was and went to look it up. Meantime, I saw a comment by Jan had identified it as lycoris radiata, or red spider lily. Cara knew it as outdoor amaryllis, for the single stem’s dramatic (and leafless) emergence. We didn’t get to have the fun of informing D L , but I found Jan’s blog, which is lovely. Just one of the wonderful things you may find at D L Ennis’s Visual Thoughts. Check it out!