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Flowers of Republica Dominicana Part II

Dominican Republic is home to many types of orchids, something I hadn’t realized until my last visit.

I had been there a number of times before, but somehow I had missed how plentiful they are.

It’s lovely to see them just growing where they like, these beautiful splashes of ostentatious and frilly colour.

The freedom to take root in the ground of choice is one we should all be able to enjoy. 🙂

Flowers of Republica Dominicana – Part I

Orchids are a marvellous part of the Dominican landscape.

There are many kinds, including the vanilla orchid that is native to the island. They weren’t blooming when we visited, but here’s a beautiful white one that was.

New World Orchid

And one more.

Miltoniopsis

There are many magnificent things in the world; in this 20/20 year, we need to see that.

Greetings from the lovely orchids of Dominican Republic. 🙂

Summer Dreaming

It has been snowing for almost three weeks. There have been gaps, but mostly, snow. In Chipewyan, yath. Falling. Almost like rain. Straight down. Heavy and fat and weighty. Definitely not just a few flakes. Not to be ignored.

It looks like this.

It’s really grey and it’s getting dark very early (and earlier all the time!).

I’m missing this.

Ah, summer. It’s only November and I have a while to go, so is it okay if I start dreaming about you now? Never too early?

I’m looking forward to seeing you again, old friend. 🙂

Favourite Summer Photos, Part I

Here are some of my most popular photos from the summer. Can you believe we’re heading for autumn? So soon??

This rainy rosie was well-liked and is one of my favourites too.

And this cutie. I don’t know what kind of flower this is, but it’s seriously lovely and delicate.  🙂

And daisies. They weren’t necessarily a blogger favourite but they are my favourite, so I’m including them.

Happy Tuesday. 🙂

 

I’m Feeling Blue?

Nope.

These lovely blue wild flowers shouldn’t make you feel blue …

Or this little red (and yellow) flower make you see red …

… or feel yellow.

They are all as fresh as a …

Funny how we have used colours and flowers to represent our feelings and even our state of cleanliness!

But they just are what they are, from the perfectly cultivated and sophisticated …

to the tiny, wild and perfect.

They are nature’s lovely gifts. 🙂

Deep Purple

Lavender is native to the Mediterranean and loves dry, hot temperatures and sandy soils.As a result, it’s a good plant for BC’s Okanagan Valley, and is a highly recommended garden shrub for this drought-prone, desert-like climate.They are hardy, pretty, and the scent is lovely. In fact, science has proven that the scent of lavender is calming and relaxing.Here in the Okanagan, they grow everywhere, in boulevards and around parking lots and in garden plots. Just going for a walk exposes you to a gentle whiff or two.

Greetings from the lovely lavenders of the Okanagan Valley. 🙂