In dramatic contrast to yesterday’s gentle image, this is surely one of the most flamboyant of flowers in my Flower a Day, this brilliant red Amaryllis. The blooms of this plant are so striking that they take over any room no matter what others are present. The colour and size are the first things that you notice, but then the details all begin to come through. First is the slight frilling of the edges of the petals, and the delicate lines running through them. Then you see the beautiful lower hanging pale stigma, and the pollen coated anthers on the end of those dainty filaments, poised above that rich petal beneath. So today I send you a real queen of exotic flowers, as rich a gift as you could ever want. No skilled couturier or dressmaker could ever make a dress as perfect as this and, let’s face it, few could carry it off as well. Is this not a perfect example of the text that says in reference to the beauty of flowers (this refers to lilies, but the saying applies just as well) “…not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these”?
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