Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Herald of Autumn...
One of my favorite harbingers of the fall season is the toad lily. I love the speckled flowers. They remind me orchids or miniature stargazer lilies. They always bloom around this time of year and I welcome their arrival.
I remember showing my mom a picture of the flower, thinking that I would impress her with a beautiful flower that she wasn't familiar with. She just laughed and said, "This one comes from back home!" Upon doing a little research, she was right! The toad lilies are originally from Asia and can be found from the Himalayas to the Philippines. The toad lilies and I have found each other, far from our roots on the other side of the world.