From my kitchen, I saw something pink moving with the breeze in the back garden earlier this month.
I immediately ran out to check what it could be and was very surprised to find a 2 ft. leafless stalk with 5 small buds, one blooming lily-like flowers. The stalk seemed to have appeared out of nowhere, near some low-growing perennials and a red Japanese maple tree.
As the temperature dropped farther down, I decided to cut off the stem, bring it indoors and put it in a tall vase. They opened up one by one over a period of several days.
It gives me such a pleasure to watch it day after day.
That was also a good move to beat the recent frost.
What an opportunity for me to watch and photograph the sequence of the blooming process!
These autumn spider lilies belong in the genus Lycoris and Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae).