With picture perfect posture, she elegantly stood naked, only adorned with a pinkish crown highlighted with small amounts of bluish or purplish tinge. Until yesterday I had not seen her hanging around the property, but she seemed to be casing the joint for future endeavors.
Astonishingly today she is joined by a host of similarly adorned friends sporting their nudity. My property appears invaded by this immodest throng, seemingly thinking I run a nudist camp.
Their numbers have neighbors wagging fingers and tongues, sadly shaking heads. My neighbor hood status is in jeopardy and my political career, in ashes.
When I moved from Texas to Arkansas, I made acquaintance in late July with Naked Ladies, a.k.a. Magic Lily, Surprise Lily, Lazarus Lily, Resurrection Lily to name a few [Lycoris squamigera].
Upon the lily's first appearance in my life, a neighbor regaled his favorite name, 'Naked Lady," to me. Having a tad of shock jock in me, the name became my favorite, despite more appropriate names.
The foliage, which slightly appears like thick daffodil leaves, sprouts in late winter and disappears by May. The large onion sized bulbs are self- propagating plus the squirrels seem to transplant some of them. They are like weeds; they cannot be killed.
A friend also gave me a similar variety, a reddish spider lily-like bloom [Lycoris radiata], which appears in mid-September. I don't have as many of this variety as the Naked Ladies. I will try to get photos this year. However, this bloomer appears in the middle of the hay fever season!!!
I was lucky to capture an hors d'oerve with this last picture! Hmm... maybe not the best word in this case since it is a fly....