Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A trip to the tropics…


This winter the days have been grey and dreary here in Central Massachusetts (USA).  We don’t even have the sparkle of snow to brighten things up.  It sure is nice to have a friend like Donna S., my gardener friend, who has a greenhouse.  Yesterday she invited me over to take a look at her Birds of Paradise plant who has decided to bloom.   So I loaded Olive, the pug, in the car and we took off for a little visit to the tropics.




Donna also has a banana plant or two in her greenhouse that she and her husband Don pulled out of the ground to winter over.


And some kind of citrus fruit that tastes a bit like a lemon.


Olive was rather partial to the cyclamen and had to spend quite a lot of time sniffing it.


It was a lovely afternoon.


I almost forgot.  In today's comic Rhymes with Orange, Hillary Price pays homage to the clever and fiendish squirrel.  Click HERE to check it out.  It's very funny.




17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a bit of exotica. :)

Rizalenio said...

Wonderful photos. Looking at flower photos will really give one a joy. I felt lightness staring at these photos.

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous shots, Barbara! Love the color! Nice and bright.

Nicki said...

A friend with a greenhouse - what an extra bonus. Gorgeous picture of the Birds-of-Paradise.

Carlo said...

wow...beautiful color

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

What a beauty, like it's on fire =0

look at that face on Olive... priceless & that nose just kills me! LoL! =)

Andrew said...

Wonderful images... but for me Olive steals the show.

Debbie said...

gorgeous images but for me, olive really does steal the show!!

Aguilar Elliot said...

cool, i have a pug too! mine is so fat!!!

alp said...

Desde luego que colorido mas chulo..un beso desde Murcia..seguimos..

Nancy Claeys said...

Wow -- those colors are amazing. :) Olive is so cute -- thanks for stopping by, Barb.

Jamais-Vu said...

Great colors=good photos ,I liked

Sara said...

Gorgeous! Loving all the orange. Happy to see you at Tangled Happy this week. Wishing you a happy weekend. :)

Sandra said...

well olive is the cutest flower in the garden here, beautiful oasis shehas there in cold country. the colors are so brilliant, i know it was fun

Deno said...

Very cool plants. The weather here has been crazy. Snow one day, and mid 70s in the same week.

S.P. Bordershot-Photography said...

Great Photos!
Greatings S.P.

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