07 June 2007
Two days ago the yard across the street sprouted an abundance of these cute little pink blooms. I remember seeing these in past summers as well and love how they just come out of nowhere. All year they lie dormant, and then one morning after a good rain they'll just pop up and stay for a week or so. Each night they close up to reemerge at dawn, and the flowers turn to face the sun as it creeps across the sky throughout the day.
Today I decided to do a little research on our new neighbors so I'll know what to call them as I say hello each day (because they seem very friendly and like they are greeting me as well). I found out that they are commonly referred to (very appropriately) as Rain Lilies or Zephyranthes - I prefer the former title. But they were a nice greeting after the tropical storm that visited this weekend!