Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bougainvillea In Ocean Park

 


This Bougainvillea is actually one plant that cross pollinates and was probably a hybrid in its beginning in Ocean Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico. Flower of the Day. Okay, Flowers of the day.
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Plaza Las Americas

 

 

 

 


Plaza Las Americas: roller coaster of color, activities, people, shops, and creativity. The pictures tell the story.
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White flowers

 
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Billows of Smoke Part 1

 

 

 

 




I know I am stating the obvious, but I like saying billows, and it's not often I get the chance. The title could have been A funny thing happened on the way to my house, with a detour in the Walgreens parking lot. Or Firemen, Everyday Heroes or simply, Car Fire, but Billows of Smoke spoke the word picture. Sirens, heroes, brave men facing danger at a drop of a hat, right here off of the 408 and Alafaya, yesterday, at around four in the afternoon. I had to stop and take pictures. So it was a exciting moment though it seem like an eternity from the moment I put the call in to 911 until they arrived. It really was only minutes, but it ticked along so so slow as I watched flames lick higher, the cars riding right past, others slowing down and some just getting too close. But they made it. More pictures to come.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Billows of Smoke Part 2

 

 

 

 


Billows of smoke puff up and disappear. Work all done. I couldn't get a good view of the car, but it was a car fire. That's for sure. I'm happy I wasn't in that car.
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Amazing Azaleas

 

 


This is one of the reasons they call it the City Beautiful. This was taken in Downtown Orlando near the Arnold Palmer Hospital off of Orange Avenue and Miller St. What a simply delightful little street. That was where the Medical Eye Associates are located and I got an eyeful of azaleas in their parking lot. Though I love the wild azaleas that are not neatly pruned back but left to cascade with heavy laden branches, these were so abundant they reminded me of Charleston. It is almost that time again there, too. Finally no more coats or north frost winds. So it is azalea time. Flower of the Day. Did you spot the freckles on the flowers?
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Miramelinda/ Impatien: Flower of the Day

 


Frankly, Miramelinda is poetical, flirtatous, and fun. Look at me pretty, literally. Impatien sounds like the flower is impatient or losing its breath, for some reason. I like "Look at me pretty," though when you see them healthy and bright on the side of a shaded road, they are no longer pretty; they are beautiful. So that is my Flower of the day. I am going on a flower scouting journey in a few days and I hope to bring back a disc full of beautiful pictures to show you all. I can only smile when I think about all the things I will see.
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