Tag Archives: Frangipani

First Plumeria Flower of the Year! FOTD Mar 25, 2021

I got up early to do pool aerobics and scrub the sides of the pool and discovered this surprise. overnight, the plumeria had bloomed!! This is the first full bloom.

For Cee’s FOTD

Frangipani Fever


Frangipani Fever

Yes, the scenery is breathtaking. In fact, it is uncanny,
and what mainly takes my breath away is the frangipani.
The color is my favorite—its texture velvet-soft—
but see its pollen messengers descending from aloft?
They permeate the summer sky. They go where e’er they please.
They wind up in my nostril hairs, then spin out in a sneeze.
When I call it “hay fever,” I know it is a gaffe,
but “frangipani fever” only makes folks laugh.
As I explode each morning—blowing, coughing, wheezing,
I fear the fact they’re “breathtaking” is something less than pleasing.



Prompts today are breathtaking, gaffe, zenith and velvet. Here are links:

Plumeria: Flower of the Day, June 29, 2018


Went on a big photo safari this afternoon with my new camera.  Yay!  Get ready for lots of flower shots. The plumeria is still hanging in there in spite of all the wind and rain lately.  At one point it will be completely leafless as well as flowerless, but thriving now.  Luckily, I have a variety that is odorless I or would have had to have cut it down years ago. I passed under a tree in Chapala the other day and nearly passed out. I’m so allergic to their scent.


For Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt.

Plumeria: Flower of the Day, May 6, 2018


My lot slants so much that when I’m in the pool I’m pretty much looking at the top of the plumeria tree, where most of the blooms are. Steady rains for the past three nights have certainly washed them free of any dust and brought out their colors.

For Cee’s Daily Flower Prompt.

Frangipani: Flower of the day, May 23, 2017


My plumeria tree just keeps on blooming this year.  The leaves are lusher than usual as well. I’ll try to enjoy them before the rains come and pick them all!


Plumeria (Frangipani): Flower of the Day, May 12, 2017


My plumeria tree is in full bloom right now.  It is in the lower garden right next to my pool, which is raised about 5 feet above it due to the fact that my house is built on a mountain.  So, the blooms are right at eye level and above.  Perfect to enjoy this lovely stage of growth.

Now, go see Cee’s tulip.  Spectacular!!!