Saturday, May 15, 2010

Living in the Shade


Tree Ferns at the SAMS Hospital yard, Lisbon

15 comments:

brattcat said...

Green and calming. Should we be concerned that you were in the SAMS Hospital yard?

JM said...

No, Brattcat, not really but thank you anyway.

Sharon said...

There is some vibrant life growing in the shade of that tree!

Joanne said...

Bem, até no hospital arranjas fotos.... estás viciado!

VP said...

I never think much about ferns, but you are showing us that they can be really beautiful. What about the red flowers below?

Jacob said...

The climate in Lisbon must be similar to the climate in Florida. If so, the more shade the better! Especially in the summer. Beautiful shot, JM - I like the sharp delineation in the leaves!

JM said...

@VP: The redish flowers are strelitzias.

@ Jacob: Lisbon is much drier in summer and cooler in winter than Florida, however a lot of species from the tropics and desertic regions have adapted quite well. With all the changes going on the temperate climate of Portugal seems to be turning subtropical sometimes!...

joo said...

I've never seen such a big ferns, here they are rather small plants living in the shade!

Virginia said...

Whoooo iI"m all about that green and white with the pop of red. Fine one JM,
V

Anya said...

Fine ferns
we have bigger ones !!

Gunn said...

Beautiful!:)

T. Becque said...

You have cactus, but we don't have this, it would never survive our summer heat. Very pretty, especially with the red peeking out.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love tree ferns. At the end of my next Bluemountains trip there are lots and lots of them.

Small City Scenes said...

I do like Tree Ferns and that one is a beauty. I wish I could grow them here. I used to carry them for sale at the house plant area of the greenhouse. MB

Dina said...

Ferns are so ancient and primitive, love them.
Didn't know of tree ferns. There's a lot to love there.