Last year, these huge blooms appeared in the pasture, and they were like nothing I'd ever seen before. I've been watching for them this year, and they've begun to make their appearance. The top photo shows one beginning to pop out of its bud. The second photo shows one starting to unfold. The length of this bud is a bit longer than my hand from the wrist to the end of the middle finger. I can't wait until they open.