Friday, August 21, 2009

Naked Ladies!

When MisterStitches and I came home the other day we found some Naked Ladies in our yard! These beautiful flowers (also known as Belladonna Lilies) sprout up here and there this time of year. I think they are absolutely lovely, but I have no idea how they got this name. It can be the source of some amusement, though. Several years ago, before I knew the name of this flower, I drove by the local garden store and saw their sign: "Naked Ladies For Sale." Really made me wonder!

A lot of people have been seeing whales going by, and I finally saw some spouts yesterday. (Need to spend more time staring at the ocean.....) We see mostly humpback whales here, but blue whales have been sighted recently, too. I can't usually see enough of the whale to even introduce myself, let alone tell what kind it is.

Right after seeing the whales, we drove into town for dinner. On the way we saw a bobcat walking along the top of a wooden rail fence. We actually turned the car around and went back for a second look. At first I thought it was just a large cat, then I saw it's cute little bobbed tail. He (she?) was very handsome, with sort of light-colored tabby markings.

A good day for nature sightings! Oh, the deer were in our yard in the morning, too.

All for now.


  1. Bob thinks this is very cool that you have a bobcat out there. That's my favorite nickname for him, so it's kind of our mascot. Sounds like you are quite the nature girl!

  2. Bob probably also likes that we have Naked Ladies out here, too, right!!!