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!

29 comments on “Travel Photo Thursday: Flowers

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. Yes. I have no idea where the common name came from. The plant is a major pest because it covers the ground and smothers other plants. It’s hard to remove because every tiny piece left in or on the ground sprouts and spreads anew. Resilient.

  8. 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!

  9. 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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