Friday, March 2, 2012

Flowers near Downtown Tampa...and a Haiku

I took these pictures near downtown Tampa around the end of February 2012. The fuschia is Bougainvillea. The wierd orange pod with the bright red seeds inside is a weed(!) that was growing on a vine in and around the bougainvillea. The orange flowers are birds of paradise.

The Bougainvillea

On the brick wall in the sun

The endless summer.




I am sharing this with: haiku my heart friday (corazon.typepad.com); tinaspicstory.blogspot.com; floralfridayfotos.blogspot.com

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful - haiku and flowers.

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  2. Your pictures are great. It would be nice to live in a place where you can see these flowers in the Winter!

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  3. Fortunate to have flowers all year 'round. Endless summer indeed. Your haiku brings us great thoughts and colorful images with or without the photos.

    Peace

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  4. Beautiful flowers.

    Regards and best wishes

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  5. The bougainvillea is such a hardy flower brightening walls and arches! And always love the sharp angle of the Bird of Paradise! Delightful photos!

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  6. Endless summer sounds pretty inviting after a seemingly endless winter!

    Cemetery Fence

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  7. Loved your Haiku and your photos.

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  8. Awesome photos ~ Love the colors and wonderful haiku ~namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. flowers are one of my favorite languages,
    thank you for a haiku in the tongue of beauty!

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  10. Bougainvillea my mother has them at home. I love the colors of this one and mind you the thorns of this flower are huge sometimes. ^_^

    Pale Yellow

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  11. These flowers are so easy to take care. I love the bold red color!

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  12. Hallo.
    Beautiful image of some exotic flowers you show.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog.
    Wishing you a good weekend.
    Hugs Hanne Bente
    hbt.finus.dk

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  13. Lovely photographs of these beautiful flowers, Libby!

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

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  14. Very lovely flowers and pictures!!

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  15. thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers with us at weekend flowers :)
    http://tinaspicstory.blogspot.com/2012/03/happy-weekend.html

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  16. Oh wow, you have 'birds of paradise' growing outside? It's one of my faves, and here in the Netherlands you can only buy them in flowerstores (and they are expensive!) I'm getting jealous here... (we do have tulips growing though *teehee* ) Love your haiku!

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    1. I think every place has its own unique charms. Also I need to do a whole photo spread on the white bird of paradise. The plant itself is so cool because the fronds grow in a pattern that looks like a fishtail braid.

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  17. there are few seasons in tampa,
    i know!
    here
    is north-east florida
    we
    are planting spring flowers...
    plus
    my dogwood & red*bud are in bloom!


    Love it!


    {{ what is snow? }}

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  18. I take this as a sign that spring may soon be visiting me...

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