“Success is not final and failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill.
There is something in my mother’s garden that lives up to it. It comes to life from nowhere and blooms in its scarlet glow in the blazing heat of May. It stands tall for a week to ten days. After that, it vanishes from the scene to such a great extent that one would doubt whether it was there or it was a figment of imagination! Come next summer, it will surge from below the ground and bloom graciously. Its courage to continue, year after year is unmatched!
I am talking about May Flower. It is called so as it blooms only in May. It is also called as “Blood Lily” as it’s blossom is bright and blood red. It is also called as “Football Lily” for the obvious reason as you will notice it in the pictures that I am going to share.
The summer garden at my mother’s end (Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India) is incomplete without this radiant hot-shot May Flower. Every year, courtesy my aunt, a retired judge, who has a green thumb, rather all her digits are green, I would say; that I get the glimpses of this ‘Summer Celebrity‘ which I have seen blooming without fail since my childhood every year in the month of May!