Sunday, September 12, 2021

California "Flora"

 


I'm still sorting through all those photos I took while I was in California last week.  Since I already featured some "fauna" with my hummingbird, hawk and godwits photos, I thought I'd feature some of the pretty "flora" I found while enjoying my California experience.  First is a tiny purple bloom that grows on very long stems.  It's an odd looking plant that appears to have no leaves, just long stems or branches dotted with the pretty little flowers.

At one of the beach cottages at Crystal Cove State Park, there was a yellow hibiscus plant that was full of these gorgeously large blooms.  How could I resist a photo or two (or maybe three).  

I noticed this monarch butterfly enjoying these pretty purple booms while I was walking around Roger's Gardens.  

These California White Lillies grow all around the resort property where I was staying.  There were almost as many of these as there were bird of paradise blooms.  

Speaking of birds of paradise, I might as well include one of the 30 or so photos I took of these blooms while I'm posting flora.  One of these days I'll have to make a collage of just these blooms.  I've got more than enough photos of them.

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  Do you like clowns?





7 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Beautiful photos!

Andy said...

Lovely display of flowers. The colours make me feel happy.

Travel said...

Wonderful flowers, such great colors

RedPat said...

All so gorgeous! I love the Hibiscus, Sharon!

Steve Reed said...

Great photos! My plant-identifier app says the top one is Tibouchina, but I'm not convinced. That white flower looks like it might be a type of iris.

bill said...

Pretty colours of the beautiful flowers. Nice capture of the butterfly.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!