Mundane Monday: Florida Wildflowers

Jithin of PhoTrablogger, invites us to find beauty in almost everything, and Jude of smallbluegreenflowers is on the lookout for beautiful wildflowers this month.

At Green Cay we saw quite a few wildflowers and I think I can safely say that this is a wild Hibiscus.

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I think this could be Dogwood, also known here as ‘Appalachian Spring’. I’m sure Jude will know.

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This one looks to me a bit like Honeysuckle.

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Pretty in pink is all I can say about this one; maybe pink Statice?

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Here we have lots of pretty snowflake flowers.

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I really shouldn’t be sitting here guessing at wildflower names. I should be packing my case with slightly warmer clothes than I’m used to wearing her in Florida, for tomorrow we fly up to New Jersey to see our son and family. Little Taylor is going to be seven and is having a party at the weekend. We’ll be up there for a week, so as there are so many activities planned for whilst we’re there,  I will of necessity be absent from the blogs during that time. I’ll tell you all about it next week. Take care and have a great week.

 

Garden Photography: Wildflowers in my backyard

For the month of May, Jude’s Garden Photography Challenge is looking for ‘Wildflowers’.  Here’s a very pretty one that lines the edge of the water in my backyard. I think they are  Wild Quinine, although I’m not entirely sure of this.

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Iggy & Co. can often be seen hiding among them.

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Have a wonderful Thursday. It’s a sparkling day here in Florida after yesterday’s welcome rain. Tonight we’re going out with friends to a Mexican restaurant to celebrate ‘Cinco de Mayo’. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Pueblo on May 5, 1862. Any excuse for a party here in America.

Surprise in the Garden for Jude’s Challenge

Yesterday I went scouting in the garden hoping to get a few successful macros for Jude’s ‘Garden Photography…..Get a little closer challenge’.

A couple of Hibiscus flowers had come out overnight. This brilliant red outside my bathroom window is my favourite.

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The golden one belongs to my neighbour, but they’re away overseas so I snuck a photo  without treading on their garden….well almost.

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The Bougainvillea is in full bloom now.

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Rounding the corner next to our garage, I got such a pleasant surprise to see that the bare stick of an orchid which hubby brought over from the other house and had tied to a palm tree a few months ago, was once again flaunting healthy, fat buds; seven of them. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for the flowers as they develop. I’m sure they will be exquisite, that’s if the iguanas don’t eat them. I read that they’re very partial to orchids. Fingers crossed.

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I’m off to sweep some sawdust now, whilst hubby’s out buying yet more timber.

Happy Wednesday to you all.

 

 

Floral Friday Fotos: Beautiful Bougainvillea + a visitor

Bougainvillea has large clusters of colourful papery bracts, surrounding its small and insignificant flowers. These brightly coloured flower-like leaves which serve to attract pollinators, are visible all year round in Florida. If you zoom in, you’ll see a cute explorer among those tangled branches.

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Peater the green Anole Lizard was having fun playing hide and seek with any insects who might have decided to make their home in the Bougainvillea. I wonder how many of them he managed to snaffle.

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Happy Friday everyone and I hope your weekend is a relaxing and enjoyable one.

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