Thursday, August 31, 2006

"Naked Ladies!"

Is what my friend Gaby shouted out when we drove past these very flowers the other day.


I first encountered these flowers when I was working at the New Harmony Theatre in Indiana. But the locals in New Harmony were more demure, and called them magic lilies. These flowers have no foliage when they bloom, and seem to magically spring from the earth.

Cute, huh?

(What did you think I was talking about, anyway?)

12 comments:

greg said...

tease...

Anonymous said...

Those are hardy amaryllis. First their leaves come up and then the leafless flower stalk. We have scads of them. I have never seen any color other than pink.
Rose in Ohio

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they're similar to the spider lillies we have in NC and GA. Those are red though.

Knit Wit

Anonymous said...

Thought you were talking about those Canuck's of course--the Bare Naked Ladies!

Pied Piper

Anonymous said...

Oh, crud. I meant "Canucks," of course. I hate it when people make the mistake of including apostrophes where they don't belong, and I've just done it myself! :-/

Pied Piper

Anonymous said...

hey there- Lisa and Robb- I was re-reading some of the latest etries to your blog site, and have a question- where oh where can I get a copy of one of those wheelchair guys about to get eaten by a crocodile? Was that a real sign? A friend of mine bought a place in florida and that sign would be a real good idea to send to him.

- Annalisa

Anonymous said...

Hi there, It's me again-

Your posting of flowers makes me think about your future garden-

Every time you guys go down to the beach you should/could bring back some seaweed and dig it into your dirt. Seaweed is awesome as a garden fertilizer, and perhaps if it is eaten by any remaining rats, they will be engaged in singing sea chanty's as you dig them up.

The last time I went to California for work I collected and dried seaweed to carry back to my midwest garden. Try taking that in your carry on luggage these days! That is obsessive gardening at it's best. I would totally brave homeland security in my quest for better tomatoes!

-Annalisa

Anonymous said...

Well.... It sure got my attention! And, knowing you two, I was prepared for anything!

Bandaid

shiloh said...

quoting Austin Powers
"OH behave"

Anonymous said...

Hee Hee Hee. We have Naked Ladies here in Woodsfield, OH too.

Can they be separated I wonder like the Hostas that I have here?

toxart said...

l n r
just popping in to say helllllloooooooooooooo I'm glad Rob is doing so well with his recovery....maybe you should ask the Pimp My Ride show to pimp Rob's ....ride....
Lisa, I totally feel the anti-creative muse too.Maybe it's because Pluto has been downgraded at last....who knows...What I do know is it will change. I keep telling myself to remember all artist's go through this...famous or not. It's just part of the process. The good thing is that it doesn't keep me from appreciating the aesthic wonders of the world...like your photos...
N

Anonymous said...

Pioneer Spirit says:


They are called resurrection lillies. I have some on one of my farms.

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