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Scene from a Mexican Garden: Flower of the Day, Dec 24, 2017

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Happy Xmas Eve!!!!

Succulents, Wandering Jew and what will grow up to be a Silk Floss Tree.

For Cee’s Flower Prompt

Does Anyone Know What this Flower Is?

I stopped to photograph this beautiful tree, but I’m unsure what it is. Its blooms look like orchids and so I’ve always called it an orchid tree.  A friend thought it was an hibiscus, but I’m sure it isn’t.  Anyone know the correct name?  Jude at cornwallincolours has solved  the mystery.  It is, in fact a purple orchid tree.  Its scientific name is bauhinia variegata.  Thanks, Jude!  Go see her beautiful varied Cornwall sky photos.  The link is above.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

That Flower, That Tree: (Flowering Schefflera Tree) Sunday Trees and Flower of the Day, Sep 9, 2017

I’ve been trying to get a good shot of this tree for sixteen years, but it grows so huge that it’s impossible to get a good closeup  shot of the blooms while getting the entire tree as well.  A few months ago, I did a shoot of different stages of the flowers on a bush-sized tree at a local car wash, but a few days ago I noticed that it was in full bloom and at a perfect stage and size to capture the entire tree.  Recently, I also  found out the name of this tree after years of inquiry—the flowering Schefflera or Octopus Tree.

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For Sunday Trees.

For Cee’s Flower Prompt..

African Tulip Tree: Flower of the Day, March 5, 2017:

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Sighted these blooms on an African Tulip tree across the street from Martin’s Restaurant, where we conduct our weekly writers group. The roof had a piece of plastic tarp hanging down from it that flapped in the wind, obscuring this view.  I had to take a few to finally get this.  My favorite tree.  I had a yellow one in my yard that was blocking my last view of the lake so sadly I had to cut it down.

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More Mystery Tree Blooms: Flower of the Day, Jan 11, 2017

This is my favorite stage of bloom for this tree.  At this point, the blooms look like something out of Dr. Seuss. Sort of goofy. We need more goofy in our lives, so I’m sharing them:

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To see other stages of blooming–all present on the same tree/bush at the same time, go HERE and HERE.

Flower of the Day – January 11, 2017 – Begonia