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Travel Photo Thursday: Flowers

I’m constantly surprised at the variety of flowers that grow, some wild or without much coaxing, here in Jamaica. These I took in the garden at my cousin’s house.

Unknown plant

Onion Plant

Onion Plant

Unknown flower

Unknown flower

Bell Flower

Bell Flower

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

Orchid

Orchid

Shrimp Flower

Shrimp Flower

This is my submission to this week’s Budget Travelers Sandbox Travel Photo Thursday series. Be sure to check out other photo and story entries on their website!

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  1. Excellent photos! Love the detailed shots of these gorgeous flowers.

  2. Beautiful pictures (^_^)
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  3. wandering educators says:

    i love that bell flower – gorgeous!!
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  4. Flowers are beautiful. I love the flowers that grow in tropical locations. The colors are usually so vibrant.
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  5. Cathy Sweeney
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    These are really beautiful photos! I love the bell flower.
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    • Thanks, Cathy! It’s an interesting one — it starts out slightly yellow then turns into pink. I’m always surprised when I see how quickly it changes.

  6. Lovely shots and as someone who usually has dirty fingernails from working in the garden I appreciate those photos.

    Just keep at it – sometimes a green thumb takes a while to develop.
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  7. totsymae1011
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    Beautiful!! You’ll get to enjoy and appreciate nature a lot more than being on the streets of NY. It’s not a place known for its greenery, that I’m aware of but in Jamaica, that should be wonderful. What an interesting and nice way to teach children their colors over there, by looking at flowers.
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    • I hadn’t thought of that — about teaching children – but it’s a great idea. And about nature, not so much of it in NYC and definitely not like this.

  8. totsymae1011
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    I meant to add that kids can learn about nature and colors that way. They’re so beautiful.
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  9. Eileen Ludwig
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    Love the flower pictures. Looked for a tweet out button but don’t see one My Photo Thursday posting http://www.eileenludwig.com/colors-universal-islands-adventure-zeus-landing/
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  10. Theresa Torres
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    Hi Marcia,
    Beautiful, beautiful flowers! They seem to be thriving really well. The weather must be beautiful in Jamaica.
    My favorite photo is the Rose of Sharon. It has such a lovely shade of purple. The shrimp flower also looks nice.
    Thanks for sharing!
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    • Thanks Theresa. Glad you like the flowers.
      The weather is definitely very beautiful. Right now, the sun’s shining and a slight breeze is rippling the branches of the trees.
      Thanks for visiting!

  11. Good grief! Has it been that long since I visited your blog? I thought we had a conversation about the lollipop flower? Anyway, thanks for the gorgeous colorful flowers… It’s something I do miss about the tropics. :-)

    • Yes, we did but I can’t remember how long ago. I just love that flower and love how we each have different names for the same things.
      You’re welcome, Elizabeth.

  12. The first photo is of a plant we call “Wandering Jew” here – it is such a pest. There’s a green variety and a purple one.

    Beautiful flowers. My youngest boy would think he were in heaven there, he loves flowers and enjoys presenting me with his latest find.
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  13. Absolutely delightful photos! The colors, the freshness, I just love them! Oh and the flower in the 1st picture, ever since I am born I have seen this plant at my home but I too don’t know its name! As a kid I used to spend many hours just sitting beside it or playing around and admire the purple plant and its pinkish flowers!
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  14. Hi Marcia, Every time I see these flowers they lighten up my day! Today when I saw them, it was as if I hadn’t seen them before! They are always so fresh! Today I just loved the orchids and onion plant! Lovely!
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