Sometimes I think Lithops live for the fall.
They sit on my windowsill all through the year and even when they grow a new pair of leaves it does not seem like such a big deal... but once they start to flower, that's when all the life force gathers in these little plant balls and explodes through their fissure into a gorgeous flower.
(Sorry for being overly prosaic today, but I haven't had the chance to look at my Lithops properly in a while.)
Lithops julii flower with a blur of Lithops lesliei flowers in the foreground on September 30, 2014
Lithops julii flower with two Lithops lesliei flowers in the foreground on September 30, 2014
Lithops julii flower on September 30, 2014