In the bottom of hurricane season, we check in the morning at the base of our grandmother oak, to see if overnight, something seasonal has arrived.
They are on single tall stalks, like red, curled lollipops.
No leaves, just the long drink of a stem. They bloom once & then are gone for another year. Hurricane lillies.
& randomly, when you least expect it along your walk, they pop up.
In years when we often take in the lawn chairs in late summer & fall, in advance of tropical storms & hurricanes, I think of them as nature’s red flags. Enjoy!