Thursday, January 29, 2009

Alice Looks Great In The Buff


One of my favorite songs we play in my band, King Bee, is Randy Newman's 'You Can Leave Your Hat On' made popular by Joe Cocker. It's one of those grinding, skanky, sweaty sounding grooves that make you want to get your naughty bits moving. "Baby take off your dress, reeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaal slow." 

I can't say I get as erotically stimulated looking at Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden in the winter, but there are plenty of luscious images that are worth a look. Once again, I grabbed my trusty point and shoot and surveyed the natural beauty of Santa Barbara's premiere botanical park. 

Alice In The Buff, posted at Edhat.com. There are more shots at my Flickr photo site.

13 comments:

Dee said...

I came over from a link on another blog. Love your pictures- and your commentary- you have a fun and beautiful blog!

Chiot's Run said...

What great textures, very interesting. I love the smooth trunk and the reddish color.

Claude said...

As always, a great article and some fantastic pictures... although I'm sure that the title of the article is showing up in searches, and that there are several people who are finding it have no interest in gardening. LOL... serves them right!

have a great day!

Aiyana said...

Your article was great! Photos wonderful. And, you're funny. And, you got rhythm. Who could ask for anything more?
Aiyana

Ross said...

That's a great opening paragraph!

Who can't love Setaria?

Rosemary said...

Great photo, love Joe Cocker,s song too.

ArtSparker said...

I seem to remember a long and involved joke from my college days, about a bear enamored of a tree, with the punchline "Only God can make a tree".

Alice Joyce said...

I also came to your blog from a link. It's great, and I'll be back. fyi I had a great time at Alice Keck park when I was working on one of my guidebooks. Very photogenic.

Teresa said...

Trees that exfoliate are so gosh darn lovely in the February light. You are one blog read that always brightens up my days when garden chores are slowed by winter weather. I left an award for you on my blog...

Weeping Sore said...

Your photo reveals you have an eye for wonderful texture in perfect light. There's always something happening in the garden, and your post reminds me to take a closer look.

Deviant Deziner said...

I love Alice.
We need to meet up more often.
Time for a trip to SB .

Thanks for the inspiration.

PS. don't you find Setaria palmifolia incredibly invasive ? I love this plant in my garden but it keeps me on my toes all spring , summer and fall long pulling out unwanted seedlings.

Give Alice a kiss for me.

Michelle

Garden Wise Guy said...

Michelle - regarding Setaria, yes it can wander a bit, but mostly if the bed is kept pretty moist. I find if it's planted in less-than-full sun, I can withhold water and keep the seedlings in check. Also, a good layer of mulch helps. I'll give Alice a kiss for you. Any particular part of her anatomy?

Garden Chick said...

Interesting bark in the photo. LOVE the song . . .