Colosso dell’Appennino, 1580
sculptor: Giambologna (1529-1608)
Villa Demidoff Park, Tuscany, Italy
Life within death.
Physalis alkekengi, or the Chinese/Japanese Lantern, blooms during Winter and dries during Spring. Once it is dried, the bright red fruit is seen. The outer cover is a thin mesh that held the flower petals, seen in golden brown colour.