Last week I posted a different red lily. This one is from another lovely garden in the Highlands. Rusty, orange red petals that curled back catching the light, creating touches of a blue shimmer with a bit of lime green in the throat. But what caught my eye were the stamens. The curled petals accentuated the graceful length of the filaments topped by fuzzy pollen filled anthers... almost comical... and yet etherial at the same time. The bits of pollen glowed like flecks of gold dust in the morning sun... fuzzy sparkling beacons for fat bumble bees looking for a morning cup of nectar to kick start their day.
9x12 oil on canvas (almost dry enough to take home)