But the practice of observing doesn't stop, and I was delighted to see, in a scruffy edge next to a fence by an older rental house, a patch of "Naked Ladies" -- Lycoris radiata.
Also called spider lilies, hurricane lilies, magic lilies, resurrection flowers, or other names of that ilk, seeing them reminded me of when I first saw them, long ago, in front of our first house, in Georgia, whose landscape had been carefully planted by devoted gardeners.
|Higanbana (Lycoris radiata) in a woods (from Wikipedia)|
It grows well throughout the Southeast, and can naturalize. And clearly old patches persist for a LONG time, echoing past gardeners and gardens.