One of the things that excite me most about living in the tropics is the flora....I love the rainbow of colors in the flowers and foliage we find as we drive around. Yesterday we went to a local nursery to buy some fruit trees and I had a ball with my camera....
I don't know all the botanical names of each, but I don't think it is a requirement to enjoy their beauty.
Since I will be gone to the mainland for about a month and might not be able to post anything during my trip, I leave you to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of these blossoms...
A hui hou! (until I see you again!)
A white datura - it is part of the large Solanaceae family which is quite an extensive family of plants also called deadly nightshade. Some of the plants are poisonous and some not (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants all belong in this family)
Looking inside the datura.....!
Single petaled yellow hibiscus
Ruffled petaled yellow hibiscus
Green and purple orchids
Yellow lehua blossom from the Ohia tree - the red blossom variety of this tree is the one seen most often and the flower that represents Madame Pele and thus is the flower which represents the Big Island of Hawai'i. the yellow ones are not as commonly seen.
Terrestial Orchids - I got one of these yesterday for our yard! It sort of ressembles tuberoses when they are just budding out.
Isn't this orchid a show stopper?.....so I guess it is time now to stop this little show.....