When the Spider Lilies bloom in Dixie, you know Fall is truly on its way! They seem to appear magically overnight and out of nowhere. Here in Mississippi, you see them everywhere ... their tall leafless stems and brilliant red clusters of flowers swaying in a breeze, standing tall in flower beds, along roadsides, and scattered around long-abandoned old home sites.
I haven't noticed any Spider Lilies blooming here yet, but they should make an appearance in the next few days. In the meantime, I'd like to share some I captured with my camera last Fall.
I hope to capture some of the lilies in Vicksburg soon, perhaps next week. I took this picture in September of 2008, in the Vicksburg National Military Park, and I want to go back and focus on the flowers, instead of the brick wall.