For thems preferring the beautiful to the vitriolic, here are Stephen’s Rothschild lilies (the national flower of Zimbabwe, FYI) that are blooming now.  I attribute ownership to Stephen, as the things of beauty about the grounds are his’n.

Blooming begins with that green speartip-ish bud in front of the bloom the right, then progresses to the state top-center, and finishes with the bloom on the left.

Click the photo below to enlarge the ‘gloriosa’ of the ‘superba’ therein.