I bought these lilies at the farmers' markets on Sunday and I have stopped to photograph them twice because they are so captivating. Now take another close look at this photo above. Click on it to see it better. What do you see?
Isn't that amazing?
I was trying to get in close to show you the textured strawberry effect deep inside the petals but my point and snap won't oblige. Instead I have captured the pollen on the anthers.
I thought they were hippeastrums but my flowers have leafy stems and hippeastrums don't.
Then I thought they may have been amaryllis but they too do not have leafy stems, so unless someone can tell me what they are we'll just call them lilies. - Stunning lilies...
Post Script: After some further homework I think I can safely say that my lily is Lilium Stargazer, an oriental hybrid lily. What an apt name.