Saturday, September 01, 2007

NAKED LADIES


This is the only name I know these lilies by. When I was in the tour business pointing out the "Naked Ladies" was always an attention getting tactic. It always got a smile and a crick in the neck from a few clients on the tour bus.
As always just click on the picture to enlarge it.
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32 comments:

Stunner said...

Superb photo! I love how sharp it is and the details when it's enlarged.

Mike said...

That's hilarious. I bet the guys really jerked thier heads around.

Beautiful picture Sue.

Mike

Ben said...

Yes, that is the only name I know about this lily, too.

We have few in the neighbourhood, and it come out of nothing for surprise.

Lavenderlady said...

My mom has some of these in her yard! Thanks for the memory. (I hope you come to Sequim too! Would love to show you around.

CG said...

LOL, great name and a lovely pic. I can almost smell those lilies..

Ash said...

Hilarious!
Pretty flower though.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi P, Hahahahah what a name for a flower, I will remeber that,cute words and nice photo1

Have a smiling :) Sunday JoAnn

AphotoAday said...

Nice shot, Sue... Yep, this is certainly the time of year for Naked Ladies...
And yes, it's more fun to call them Naked Ladies, but their real name (I Googled it) is the Belladonna Lily, a.k.a. Amaryllis belladonna...

annulla said...

These flowers are new to me and they're lovely. Wonderful shot.

I can just imagine the tourists swivelling around to get a glimpse of the flowers when you called out the name. I didn't know about your background leading tours; I'd love to read more of your tour guide stories.

Beverly said...

Those are lovely. I never heard that name before.

John Roberts said...

Now you've gone and done it! My wife was checking the history list to find a website she had looked at earlier in the day and came across my visit at "Naked Ladies". Of course I blamed it on the dog. ;-)

Still said...

Beautiful Ladies ... :-)

Muum said...

these are lovely flowers. I lived in Loomis for a few months, then we moved 'down' to Sacramento area. I remember foggy days when we were 'above the clouds'

ruth said...

Strong and feminine, what gorgeous flowers and the photo too.

Leena said...

Ladies - definitely - but charmingly dressed, I would like to say!
and the photo of these ladies is just worth them :)

Jessica Foster said...

Naked ladies? Talk about a marketing tactic! V. fun!

Cergie said...

Coucou ! Hi !

First visit here for me...
For a long time, I ever see your name on Olivier or Tim Rice's blogs.
Your pictures are neat and so different the ones from the others
I like flowers, especially when they are photographed as you did in the light and the background in the shadow
Beautiful...

Olivier said...

c'est un jolie nom pour une belle fleur.
it is pretty a name for a beautiful flower.

~tanty~ said...

Beautiful photo. Lily is one of my favorite flowers.

MedaM said...

What a stunning lilies! I enlarged the photo to see better that beauty and I was amazed. The light pink petals are shining brightly as if they are dust with diamond powder.

Annie said...

I wonder if they earned that name because they are so spectacular and right in-your-face.

Or maybe it's a name given with a little smirk since their real name of Belladonna lilies reminds one of the sleep potion. Maybe the namer was thinking that like many naked ladies, they just put you to sleep.

Oh well, enough wondering for the moment. Have a dreamy day, Sue.

Sidney said...

He,he...
Gorgeous!

Clare said...

What a beautiful photo - the soft pink of the lilies is very pretty!

Bill said...

It took about 2 long seconds between the time the title was on screen and the image was displayed. You certainly had me wondering :)

Joan González said...

Beautiful flower...

joan

Cathrine said...

gorgeous

Paco said...

muy buena...

Saludos.

Moi said...

what a pretty color!!!! lilies are such elegant flowers and have such personalities....i believe these ones are also called Resurrection Lilies !

Ex-Shammickite said...

We have a well-known rock band here in Canada called The Bare Naked Ladies.... and they are all men!
Lovely picture, I love the pale pink.

Cristina said...

Hi photosue! I was just updating as you were posting a comment. Lovely blooms-I think I've also heard them called magic lilies. Wasn't Amaryllis the name of Ron Howard's little friend in the original "Music Man?"

JAM said...

Beautiful flowers and a really nice photo.

Norma said...

They are called resurrection lilies around here because they just appear with no warning. The first time I heard them called naked ladies, I was shocked.