Category Archives: Flower images

Tabachine: Flower of the Day, July 17, 2017

 

This is such an unusual color of tabachine.  They are usually vivid yellow and orange.

Love them against this vivid fuchsia wall.

For Cee’s Flower Prompt.

View from the Orchestra : Flower of the Day, June 24, 2017

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The plants in the front garden have gotten so tall that it’s easier to view them from below than the top or the side.  This canopy includes napa palms and hibiscus.  A bit further on is a golden shower tree, royal poinciana, orchids and more palms and bougainvillea.

For Cee’s Flower Prompt.

Drinking Beauty: Hibiscus, Flower of the Day, June 21, 2017

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In the Shadows

Cold hibiscus tea (called jamaica) is very popular in Mexico. It’s also very good for lowering blood pressure. After suffering the effects of blood pressure medicine for seven months, I’ve chosen to regulate with diet, including oatmeal, green tea and jamaica and it seems to be working! I’m not sure if this hibiscus in my garden is a jamaica variety, but it is the right color for it.

Dried Jamaica flowers for tea. (Pronounced Huh my’ kuh, not like the country.)Jamaica tea.  I added green tea as well. It’s usually served cold in Mexico or as an ingredient in ponche, an alcoholic punch that packs a punch!

 

For Cee’s daily flower prompt.

Morrie Enjoys the Flowers: Flower of the Day, June 13, 2017

Morrie eats the grass but just enjoys the flowers— especially when I loft his ball into them by mistake.

For Cee’s Flower Challenge.