naked ladies in my backyard

By: rik

Jul 30 2009

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Category: personal, photography


Focal Length:50mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 40D

At least, that’s what everyone around here calls them.

They’re really an odd sort of plant. This is not what they look like for most of the year. They’re an annual plant, so in the spring, you see their leaves–long, straight, green spears–start to grow out of the ground in bushy clumps right about the time the ground thaws. They hang around forever, which is to say, a couple of months, and then they die off (or get mowed) when the heat starts to show up. A couple of months later, you get these long, tall stems with beautiful pink blossoms and no leaves whatsoever.


They showed up virtually overnight. The kids’ swings are right behind where I took this, so they pass the area all the time. It’s right in front of where we park the car, so we look this way everyday, and I promise, there was nothing there one day, and the next day they were this tall.

I kind of like having a backyard decorated with naked ladies. And yes, I’m repeating the name to satisfy the very adolescent part of my sense of humor, which I will now place back in solitary confinement and never let out in public again.

At least, not until next year.

ISO 100, 1/320s, f2.8, 50mm


3 comments on “naked ladies in my backyard”

  1. great blog strategy

  2. LOL, good sense of humor there. Are these also the plants that come back in a while with just the wirey looking trendels and no petals? My mom had these in her yard and she always called them Spider Lilies. I had never heard the name Naked Ladies until I moved to KS.

  3. Cool site, love the info.

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