Since we’re over here in the panhandle of Florida awaiting tropical storm Karen, I thought I’d share this photo of a hurricane lily. These lilies bloom in the late summer after the heavy rains in August and September. They are actually part of the amaryllis family- and are poisonous. They are also called spider lilies and naked lady. The other name I love for them is surprise or magic lily since they sometimes pop up when you don’t expect them.
This happened to us at my office this week as we’ve never had one of these in the yard here but on Monday, it popped up. I asked my staff if they noticed it and they all did. We thought it was a neat thing and it made us happy that this pretty red flower would greet us after the rough/stressful weeks we’ve had around here. Well, imagine my shock when we researched what kind of flower it was and then two days later, the weather service said a hurricane/tropical storm is heading right at us. It’s a bit creepy, yeah?
But they are pretty! For more information, click here.