Here’s one group of this year’s Spider Lilies. (Also known as Surprise Lilies or Hurricane Lilies).
You can see where the Spider comes from. I read some on the Surprise name – one thought is that they spring up just as a flower first, so you don’t see them coming, or they pop up in different places they weren’t in before. Hurricane denotes the time of year they bloom – and there’s even a tropical storm in the Gulf whose remnants are supposed to come through here in the next few days.
They are certainly ever faithful year after year – and new ones show up each year all over the beds and even in the yard. Reminded me once more of the wonderful passage from Lamentations. It makes it clear why we should hope and trust in the Lord.
“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:21-24 ESV
6 thoughts on “New Every Morning- Spider, or Surprise, or Hurricane Lilies”
Thanks for the comment – and I agree they are beautiful flowers!
I have never seen these before. They are lovely and I am always struck that on a. Stormy day, The Lord will turn up… Thank you!
You’re welcome, as always!
That is very similar to what we call Resurrection Lilies. The leaves come up in the spring, but die down. Then sometime in the summer, you suddenly have these flowers out of nowhere. Ours are a pale pink and purple.
I like your bold color. 🙂
Thanks! – Sounds like close to the same process with different timing. When these flowers fade and die, the leaves will come up. Around here, the leaves last through the Winter and into Spring, then die down. The flowers come again in the Fall