August 30, 2011

Naked Ladies, and other strange plants


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photo by Donald Kinney

At an early age I somehow picked up on some racy gardener's lingo--the beautiful blueish Agapanthus plant is sometimes called "Aggie's Panties". And these beautiful Amaryllis blossoms (above) are often called "Naked Ladies".



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But I haven't a clue what this rather stunning plant is--it is abundant along Marin County roadsides. I found this proud specimen yesterday afternoon at Nicasio Lake.



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Oh, did I mention I was out at Nicasio Lake yesterday afternoon?



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I had great fun playing with all sorts of shapes and designs in this huge mat of flattened reeds. Quite a lot, really, going on there...



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2 comments:

Denise said...

Your photos are great, and I especially loved the background in your third shot. Also had a smile at some of those names.

photowannabe said...

Delicious textures.
The Naked Ladies flowers were always a head turner when Hubby and I were tour guides way back in the Dark Ages. It always got their attention.

 
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