Friday, May 22, 2009

The Orchid Tree

Bauhinia monandra.





Both these differently colored flowers are on the same tree!






Bauhinias (Orchid Trees) have a characteristic butterfly shaped leaf (perfect for those of us with butterfly dogs).




Lux aeterna




Sisyrynchium seed pod





Reptilian respect



Astrophytum strikes again



Galaxy





Van Gogh



Four




Adenium obesum (one of my favorites)







ok, so you found me...

25 comments:

  1. The orchids are OUTSTANDING!!! I love what you do with your photos. You should make postcards out of them and sell them on Etsy! They are FABULOUS! Have a great weekend

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  2. The Bauhinia Flowers are beautiful. How interesting to have two different coloured flowers on the same tree. I have Bauhinias in the garden a snow white one and a very dark pink. Love them. Lovely flower on the Astrophytum, do you call it also "Bishopshat"?
    All your pictures are admirable and always like the captions. Great post.

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  3. I agree with Dirt Princess, you have such incredible photos, you should sell them. They are just beautiful and oh, that Angelina, is such a sweetheart. Wishing you a great weekend.

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  4. Beautiful flowers, the leaves are such a nice shape too.
    Angelina is looking cute as usual!

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  5. Its like an exotic dream to me :) I would love to plant more "tropical" fruits and flowers like those!

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  6. I love the butterfly leaves to go with the butterfly dog!

    'Van Gogh' is wonderful.

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  7. Beautiful images, I love the reptile, Van Gogh and Four :)

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  8. Beautiful flowers/photos as usual! I actually have one of the Adenium obesum. It went dormant over the winter and lost almost every leaf, but it is coming back to life and has had a flower already. I think it's a really interesting plant due to the large trunk. I'm sure in Bermuda they are the size of trees, but mine is just a house plant!

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  9. That is 'Van Gogh' wow! You are making me to recall some of Van Gogh's beautiful works. I have a big jigsaw puzzle of 'The sower' framed and hung on my wall. And on a another wall a small canvas print of the famous 'Sunflowers'. This van gogh flower is as beautiful and the background effect does look like a painting :-D Btw, the orchid tree, both Bauhinia monandra flowers are gorgeous!

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  10. I envy the flowers You can photo around...

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  11. I can tell from your profile photo that you love dogs too. You little dog is so cute. Is he yours? Thanks for your supportive comment about poor Kevin.

    I miss the tropical plants I had in Singapore. We call Adenium obesum desert rose, and I had so many pots of them.

    I guess Bermuda is quite like Singapore.

    Yes, i am an English teacher. I now teach ESL. English as a second language to non english speaking students.

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  12. WOW, that is truely "Van Gogh"!
    What the beautiful flowers! :)

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  13. your photos are works of art. I am now a committed follower.

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  14. The flowers of the Orchid Tree are gorgeous. As is Van Gogh, and the Adenium.

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  15. Your orchid flowers in various colours are absolutely gorgeous! And all other flowers from this post are so beautiful on their own way. There is no wonder that you so much love Adenium obesum; it is incredibly beautiful. The last photo made me smile. :-) Thanks for this lovely post. I really enjoyed.

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  16. WOW ! what a fabulous array of colours. All the photo's are beautiful. and that little urchin is soooo sweet.
    How's the corn getting on ? mine is getting planted on Monday, ready or not as I am trying to get everything planted and out of the greenhouse, so I have more room for my aubergines, tomatoes and cucumbers to grow in there. Have a lovely week-end. :)

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  17. The orchids are amazing, such beautiful flowers!
    Lovely post indeed:)

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  18. I love the orchid trees! We used to have one, but one of the bad tropical storms killed it.

    Great pics!

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  19. Wow The Flowers Are Wonderful !! Good Shots

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  20. simply stunning photos, again.

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  21. I like the lizard and van gogh flower best :) and of course your cute furry friend

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  22. Stunning shots of all those flowers...but I like the gecko (?)best!

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  23. I was worried there for a minute...don't ever forget to show us your sweet Prospero:) Lovely photos. The orchids are so delicate & beautiful & I love the lizard you captured!

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  24. great photos...pretty colors..

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  25. Angelina is very cute. I weigh about 6 or 7 pounds.

    Diego Dog

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