Sun filters through fog and branches outside the office window this morning.
The foliage around Little Rock is mostly green. It’s as if the drought-stressed trees that managed to retain their leaves are trying to get one last blast of photosynthesis in before autumn leaf drop. Peering out the office window, this clump of red was like a beacon in an ocean of green. The red turned out to be a clump of lycoris, known as naked ladies or surprise lilies, since they seem to spring out of the ground with no warning.