Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Leopards and Cheetahs and Tigers, Oh My!
very helpful educational post at Une Femme the other day, clarifying the difference between leopard and cheetah patterning. In that same spirit, I thought a Public Service Announcement about a competing sector of the Natural Inspirations Kingdom was in order . . . . the lively world of plants, which offers us the vibrant colour and dramatic spotting of the tiger lily. I know that if Une Femme had been at that naming -- and the woman has horticultural training, along with some Renaissance dance, some serious equestrian skills, and some marine experience that might surprise you -- this lily would never have been named for a striped beast, but that's the common name we're working with here, at least in these parts.