A little while back I wrote about trying North American paw paw fruit for the first time. Many of you chimed in to say, That’s not the paw paw I know!
Well, here it is. The flowers, anyway.Leave a comment
Botanical and garden photography by Gayla Trail.
Day one over and I have already been blown away, sighting so many amazing plants; some known and others an intriguing mystery. But I thought I’d start off with something familiar.
We saw three colours of bougainvillea today: pink, apricot, and white. Who knows what we will see tomorrow.Leave a comment
Okay, I’ll admit it doesn’t look like much, but if you put your face really close to the monitor and squint you can see a little green lizard lounging on a branch. Cute!
The next time you hear from me, I’ll be combing branches for little lizards just like this one. Squee!Leave a comment
This is one of several types of clematis I have discovered in bloom on treks around the city recently. I’m sorry I can’t tell you which clematis this is specifically, but they just aren’t my area of knowledge.
We’ve been enjoying a deliciously mild late fall season and not a touch of snow, although the temperatures have begun to drop since I took this photo, just in time for my tropical trip to begin. I’ve been doing a lot of air punching in celebration of bypassing early winter… at least for now.Leave a comment
I know, I know. More tropical plant photos and I haven’t even left yet. And it is snowing outside your window. How much more of this can you take?
I’m a jerk. Sorry.
One of the nicer aspects of being dumped three hours away from the hotel we thought we had booked and into a part of Cuba we knew absolutely nothing about was that the hotel, which in many respects embodied several of my resort nightmares, had their own botanical garden AND a food garden that supplied some of the hotel’s produce. This made me very happy. The obnoxious racket of pool bingo blaring over the loudspeaker and drowning out the soothing sounds of tropical birds and the crashing of ocean waves: not so much.
Here’s some pretty tillandsia, a fascinating group of plants that never fails to take my breath away.
And here are some more pictures I have taken on various occasions: