Welcome to another Blooming Friday! This week my blooms are from the wild. I just got back from my hometown and the journey through the jungle is a plant-lover's delight. There were many bright and eye-catching blooms but I only got some from the edge of the jungle. The first photo is a kind of balsam commonly seen on roadsides here. The blooms are in this colour only.
One stretch of the road had these beauties! What a sight it was to see Glory lilies blooming like this!
Here's another view. Of course, the jungle wouldn't be complete without the ubiquitous Lantana.
A view of the area. An endless stretch of green.
Closer to the road this is how it looks like.
A kind of grasshopper that I photographed for the first time. From a distance I thought the red portion belonged to a red- bodied swallowtail. A closer look revealed this amazing insect as colourful as a bloom.
The plant that it's (perched) on has medicinal properties. I don't know the botanical name but even as children we knew about its healing touch.We would crush these leaves and rub the rough paste on our cuts and grazes. That took care of our play-time wounds!
I hope you've enjoyed these views from my part of the world. For more Blooming Friday posts please visit Katarina at Roses and Stuff.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau