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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Flora



April, and my mother's lilies are in full bloom. The brightness
of the blooms never failed to lift my spirits somewhat.










Wildflowers abound on the edge of roads. These plants have tiny
blue flowers but I've never found out what they're called.



An early morning shot of Angel Trumpets blooming in profusion.
The roadsides were more interesting because of the variety of
wild blooms.



Poinsettias planted on the edge of the road but now neglected.
They could well keep blooming through May.





I counted four varieties of Ipomoea on fences, trees and walls.
This variety, Blue Dawn Flower, looks spectacular because of its
vibrant colours.





A white variety I'd never noticed before.



Here's one with pinkish hues. Shot early in the morning.


Wild sunflowers in abundance on roadsides.


Look at that yellow!



The most common orchids on the trees of my hometown. The sun
was no longer strong as I tried to capture the yellow cluster
on this tall tree.



All the photos were taken on the route between home and hospital.
April brought its showers and blooms in abundance. Another month
will have its share of nature's bounty, maybe in forms and colours
totally different from what you have just seen.

20 comments:

Mildred said...

What pretty picturs Kanak. Those lilies are so vibrant. That one flower with the tiny blue blooms - I have something called Lamium that is similar but my blooms are yellow. I'm not sure what yours is. Always so nice to visit with you. Hope you have been able to rest some.

joey said...

Love the abundance of prolific roadside flowers, Kanak ... your mother's lilies are especially lovely. We're expecting warm weather in the low 80s this weekend ... my garden will surely explode!

Sheila said...

The lilies are a bright spot of color! I just saw some poinsettias growing in an odd spot near a commercial business yesterday and they made me laugh. They are such enthusiastic growers!

Becca's Dirt said...

Love the lilies. They are so bright. Nice tour. Lots of pretty foliage on the road sides. Thanks for the tour. Happy gardening...Becca

islandgal246 said...

Gorgeous Kanak, the red amaryllis are breath taking. Mine are now flowering too but not as many as yours. Love the morning glories they are sooo pretty when left to do their thing.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

What a wonderful post Kanak, I sit here in front of my computer my mouth open saying AAAhh I'm stunned. I love all your exotic blooms.

xoxo Tyra

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi Kanak~
So many pretty wildflowers! I believe the blue flower is a Porterweed Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, it's a butterfly host plant in my region. Your mother's amarylis are stunning! I've never seen so many blooming at the same time. Gorgeous!

tina said...

So much flora. It is really beautiful.

Susie said...

Those lillies are gorgeous but my favorite is the yellow orchids on the tree. I would love to see something like that here.

Randy Emmitt said...

Kanak,

never heard of Ipomoea they are stunning! Might have to look into getting some of them. They remind me of our mourning glories.

Linda Lunda said...

WOW! So Beautiful Kanak!
Thanks for charing!
Linda

Anonymous said...

As you rightly said the brightness of the flowers of Haflong are seen to be believed.You be brave Kanak!I know exactly what you are going thru and nothing on earth can lessen the trauma and pain of seeing a loved one suffer.Indrani

Titania said...

Dear Kanak, welcome back. I am sorry to read your father is not well and suffering.
The pictures of the flowers you took from the garden and the roadside are very beautiful. The yellow Orchid is fantastic. When nature wants to be generous it can be. I hope everything turns out for the best. I will be thinking of you.

walk2write said...

You've given us some lovely photos to enjoy, and I sense hope in your words. Maybe it's just me, but I think there is a five-point star shape formed by the leaves in the left-hand part of the last picture. Perhaps you've captured some special message in nature. I've read that five is a strong number.

Carla said...

Our roadside wildflowers are just starting to really grow, so blooms are on the way.
Love your mom's lilies, so pretty grouped together; and the angel trumpets:)
And I always love Morning Glory:)
Thank you for sharing:)

EVAN said...

how beautiful
I have the plant that the first picture shows ,amazing !

Kanak Hagjer said...

Mildred, yes I did. Just found out the name of the blue blooms from Karrita (My Mother's Garden). Thank you for your comment on the lilies.

Joey, thanks. Dying to see your coming posts...and the explosion!!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Thanks Shiela. Beyond Christmas, these flowers must be looking a little out of place anywhere, especially in colder climes!

Thanks Becca. So glad to have you over. The abundance of wayside flowers was amazing. Travelling by train through a jungle of sunflowers and morning glory is a sight that'll stay in my mind for a long, long time.

Thanks, Helen. I really didn't have the time to click at these creepers on trees and walls. And roofs too. All that flash of purple/lavender was a sight to behold!

Tyra, thanks a ton! Maybe in the future I might be able to spend a great deal of time photographing all the wildflowers of this beautiful place!

Karrita, thank you so much for the precious ID. Now that I know what it's called, I'm so glad I included it in my post. I've never thought about planting it in the garden but the butterfly part sounds irresistible! Thanks once again.

Thanks Tina. Reading all your comments I'm so glad I took these shots.

Susie, thanks. In the jungles many yellow varieties are in bloom now. Saw many from the car high up on the trees. But the ones pictured here seem to be a favourite with home gardens. I love that yellow too.

Randy, hi! They're the same. I just happened to use the botanical name because it's widely used on Blotanical. Would love to see the varieties in your area. Must be so beautiful....

Linda....thanks!! Glad you liked them!

Indrani...I still remember what you said--that red looks redder and green, greener!! Thank you for your words...hoping for the best.

Trudi, thank you so much. Hoping for the same too. You're right about Nature's bounty. This land is blessed.
Always so good to hear from you. Thank you once again.

W2W, I didn't realise the leaves were shaped like that. I looked at the photo again after reading your comment. I'd surely like to believe in what you've written. It's such a comforting thought. Thank you for telling me. Hugs.

Carla, so good to hear from you. Would love to see your roadside blooms once they come up.

Have a great weekend!

Hi Evan, thank you for stopping by. Are your lilies red too?

islandgal246 said...

Those roadside blue blooms are Vervain. I have the red, pink and blue in growing in my garden. Locals use it as a tea for colds. It is also the larval food for the buckeye butterfly.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Helen, I've googled a bit and I think (like Karrita said) that the plant is the Porterweed. Just read in Dave's Garden that it's also known as False Vervain. Some names can be so confusing. But thanks for stopping by again.

shantana said...

The lilies are beautiful and well shot!!I can feel freshness in the air just looking at them:-)