In my family we call this a resurrection lily. In the spring the leaves come up, and about three months later the flower blooms. These flowers make me think of Grandmother Hubbard and Aunt Judy.(Elizabeth Hubbard and Julia Hudson) Different sides of my family, but both grew them. Tim had a friend, Wiley Finney, who grew these flowers too. I've shared before that we pass flowers along in my family, and we received some bulbs from my relatives and from Wiley which is one of the reasons I think of these dear people.
Lycoris squamigera is the official name for this delicate flower. Some people call this a magic lily, but I like resurrection better. Three months. Three days.
“Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-5)
Even more than remembering family and friends, I think of Jesus when I see resurrection lilies.