Category Archives: flowers of Mexico

African Tulip Tree: Flower of the Day, Mar 28, 2017


It’s a toss-up whether the African Tulip Tree or Royal Poinciana is the most beautiful tree on earth, imho.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day Prompt.

Bromeliads and Birds of Paradise Leaves? Flower of the Day, Mar 21, 2017


No.  Everything in this photo except the light switch and plugin comes from a palm tree. The flowers are undeveloped and shrunken coconuts, the leaves are painted fruiting stem sheathes and the twigs are palm fruiting bundles minus the “fruit.”  Even the vase is made from a fruiting bundle sheath, soaked, formed and sewn with raffia.  It is one of the wonderful pieces by my artist friend Rick Cranston, who is doing amazing things with found objects here at the beach. It is 7 feet 8 inches tall.

For Cee’s flower prompt.

Fall Colors: Flower of the Day, Mar 19, 2017


Drying flower stalks, palm blossoms falling to the pool surface, crown of thorns in sparse bloom. Must be fall.