Thursday, December 9, 2010

December Tropical Delights


Strelitzia and Kahili Ginger at Oeiras

23 comments:

Olivier said...

la première fleur est magnifique, on dirait un pliage représentant un oiseau ;)

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous! I love the rich colors! Superb capture as always, JM! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

Que flor linda, lembra tanto o Brasil!
Lá na chácara da mamae temos essas flores!
Como está o tempo por aí?
Aqui ontem baixou uma nevasca!Um pesadelo no final do dia!Hj todas as escolas estão fechadas!
Acho que isso não é normal aqui!Eu fiquei muito assustada, mas a neve é lindissima!
Abraços
Léia

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

How refreshing to see these tropical blooms... after all the snow in other parts of Europe... brrrr

Great capture and color!

NatureFootstep said...

Thanks for showing them. Both are very nice.

Jarart said...

I have never seen these flowers. They are beautiful! Thank you for showing them.

Stickup Artist said...

I have birds of paradise outside my front door now! It's cold in the surrounding mountains, but on the valley floor it will be in the 80's this week! It always amazes me to see flowers in winter as I'm originally from across the country where we got 4 seasons and a full on winter. Exquisite shots!

Lois said...

So different from all the snow pictures I am seeing on the other blogs! These are beautiful JM.

VP said...

Thank for these gorgeous colors, we need all of them with the grey winter so close.

JM said...

Actually it's 20ºC and heavy showers now. A strong tornado hit central Portugal causing some awful devastation for more than 30 kms. It seems unbeliavable that no one has died. Can you believe a tornado here?

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've got both of those in my garden. The ginger is wonderfully fragrant.

joo said...

It's not fair JM - such beautiful colours and plants in December! My world is B&W now:)

J Bar said...

Beautiful blooms.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

T. Becque said...

It amazes me to see these. Your area looks dry, like mine, but it can support plants like this.

Jack said...

I like the perspective you have on the first photograph.

brattcat said...

these blossoms, this time of year, are like a dream.

LinWots said...

Beautiful flowers. The first one is strange and amazing!

jennyfreckles said...

Bird of paradise - I've only ever seen these in stylish florists' shops. It looks fantastic growing.

Jacob said...

The bird of paradise is my favorite flower and quite common here. Lovely photo!

Randy said...

These photos gave me a warm feeling of summer!

Leovi said...

Very beautiful and very colorful exotic

tapirgal said...

Gorgeous flowers, and a fun place to visit today. I grew up with birds of paradise in the back yard, and I always like to see them.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful!!
I love that Ginger. Always had some in the greenhouse but alas they don't last too long here. MB