Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Las Flores

After spending almost twenty years in the frozen north, a.k.a. Michigan, we are really enjoying a more moderate climate. That includes a wide variety of plant life, and especially flowers. While looking through photos yesterday I thought perhaps y'all might be interested in seein' some of our real purty pictures :-) So in no particular order...






I've seen air plants before but never their flowers until the neighbor was showing us around her yard. The pink and purple are so vibrant! I'd already selected these pictures and then today my tutor took us with her to Tanti, a small town nearby where she teaches an English class. While she was busy we wandered around and snapped photos with my cell phone (since the camera is back in the U.S. for repairs) and I decided to include a few of those as well.

The hubby's eagle eyes caught a glimpse of a familiar plant, a passion fruit vine like we had growing behind our house in Uganda. Have you ever had passion fruit juice? It is SO good! And we're pretty excited to know we can grow it here, too. A little farther down the road we came across some HUGE cacti. This particular cactus was probably six feet across and nestled in its spiky leaves was a single bloom. And finally a shot of wild roses growing along the fence of an old church. Not bad for a cell phone camera, eh?

4 comments:

Robin Lambright said...

These pics are amazing! Thanks for sharing

rita said...

Oh, the blessing of beauty!
Me encantan tus fotos.

Anonymous said...

Yes I have been reading for awhile. I love the flower pictures. The leaaves are just starting to turn here.

Farrah said...

Cell phone?? Serious? Wow!