Twenty years ago we moved from a relatively inner suburb to a semi- rural outer suburb where we had 13 acres.
Horses, dogs and lots of space.
That's when I first discovered Storm Lillies.
Imagine my delight when I spied a paddock of these beauties a couple of days after a Summer downpour.
Growing wild in the paddock they had multiplied and every time we had a decent downpour ( only during Summer ) up would pop these delicate pink flowers by the hundreds.
Armed with my little spade, I snuck into the paddock and dug up a few bulbs then took them home and planted them.
In the garden, in the paddock, under trees, along the fenceline, just a bulb here and there.
Over the years we were there they multiplied and I dug some up and placed them in a pot on the verandah so we could see them up close.
The only time they bloomed was after rain. Watering the pot had no effect at all.
When we moved after 16 years I brought my pot of Storm Lillies along and planted them in my garden here.......
and with the recent summer rain they are doing what they do best.
When I noticed them blooming away today I thought I'd take a drive out to photograph the paddock with its pretty pink lillies for you.
Imagine my disappointment when I found nothing growing there where they had been in their hundreds.
All gone , the result of progress!
Earthworks in the paddock had put an end to the dear little pink beauties.
Gone without a trace.
At least I have this little pocket of them growing still in my garden here.
I'll have to give them lots of encouragement to grow, thrive and multiply so they are not lost from the area altogether.
These little beauties are my favourite thing to day.
I'm a bit early with my FTF post but Sally and I are off to Hervey Bay for an early Christmas with Mum and Dad and my brother. Tony is staying home to babysit the geriatric dogs