Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Life in the Tropics

This summer has been one of the hottest here in years.  I don't function well in the heat! But, the up side of living in a hot and humid place is the gorgeous surroundings.  I live in a sea of soothing greens, enhanced with joyful splashes of colour! Here is some of what's happening outside at the moment:
These Day Lilies are facing my front door - and yes, they only last for a day.  I have learned that the blooms are edible, so have got as far as using them to decorate stir fries and salads - but I haven't actually downed a whole one yet!
I love the funky green moss covering on many of our garden walls.  [Careful -it's a little slippery when it grows on the driveway]
 And the lichen[?] ladder ascending from a forest of ferns!
 
The Bromeliad blooms are the new kids on the block.  These pineapple relatives just arrived in the last few days.
 What a delight.

13 comments:

Lauren said...

Lovely garden you have. x

Estelle said...

What a lovely contrast of colours and shapes and textures!

Miss Molly said...

so beaut! you take the most amazing pics!
xoxo

The Mighty Sprout said...

Mmmm! Lichen!
I have a serious obsession with moss. Gorgeous shot.

Jesse said...

I'm tempted to plant daylilies just to taste them!

dinkum design said...

So beautiful. Yes there is an up side to all this humidity. Such lovely colourful photography.

John said...

These pics are AMAZING!

Heloise said...

Those colours have me green! Wow.

kat said...

Gorgeous garden. Love those lichen steps!

ELK said...

my visits here fill me with new delights at every turn

Lynne said...

ahhhhh - something bout SA flora...:)

Punctuation Mark said...

i know what you mean with the humid weather... the flowers are lovely!

eilandkind/islandchild said...

Beautiful post ff. I love moss, been looking for jars at the thrift store to start a mossy terrarium.