I had time for a walk, but not much time for anything else aside from my opera rehearsal and teaching. Thus, only this post today.
I don’t know what this flower is. I have posted it on a Flickr Group page called “What Plant is That?” and I’m hoping someone there will identify it. I should, though, go back and take a better “all of it” photo if I really want it identified. Fortunately I know exactly where I found it: there’s a house nearby that has a lovely front yard full of a variety of bulbs. (I’m fairly sure this is a bulb.) For now I’ll just call it by what I see when I look at it with my sometimes crazy eyes.
(I have since learned that this is Chasmanthe.)