February 03, 2015

Fatal beauty

February 3, 2015 {34/365} Belladonna

"Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues." ~ Ambrose Bierce 

In keeping what seems to be a theme this week (cherries on Sundaystrawberries yesterday), here is another photo featuring red fruits. Now before you panic, no, I didn't eat any of these beauties! I know that they are belladonna (deadly nightshade). Yet, just as I alluded to last week, on winter days while I love the pure white snow, the velvety gray skies, and the lacy bare branches, I still crave vibrancy. These crimson stunners certainly fit the bill, so feast your eyes!