What the rains brought forth
Popping up and opening almost before one's eyes are oxblood lilies, a happy sign of fall. They're along the fence, at Spike's corner, and along the walk to the front porch. This is just the beginning. They loom so large in the imagination, and yet in size they're really quite diminutive. Oxblood was a favorite color for kids' school shoes back in the old days. These are just a bit redder and the gold is very gold. What a welcome sight! We find no lycoris, some rain lilies, and a new flush of bloom on the lantanas. The Turk's caps are looking very lush.