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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Flowers in Brasil

When you live in a country that blooms, blooming in all seasons, with different trees blooming bright orange or soft delicate pinks or vibrant yellow flowers and you love to take photos of flowers, it is difficult to choose favorites.  But, when I think of flowers in Brasil there are two that come to mind more often than any other.  Whether I am at home in Nova Friburgo where they grow naturally in the forest, or in Rio where the trees lining the streets are home to many and the small gardens in front of most buildings usually have one or more species, and best of all when I take my semi-annual walk to the Botanical Gardens, I can take photos to my heart’s content, never finding the exact same combination on display – this is when I know that flowers in Brasil mean orchids and bromeliads

For this post I want to show you some of the smallest Orchids and the most unusual bromeliads I have found in bloom both here in Rio and up in the forest that surrounds our home.  Enjoy.

these first little babies are about the size of my thumb nail and the rest are no bigger than my thumb......  DSC_1815

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And the bromeliads....

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20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous flowers! It's just like my country, one can find flowers all around, all the time.

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  2. GingerV I knew we would have a feast for the eyes in your post. I can only image, from seeing movies and your photos, how absolutely beautiful it is there. I saw the tiny orchids when I was in Belize.
    QMM

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  3. These flowers are gorgeous! My mom's favorites. Thanks for sharing!

    Flowers

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  4. You live in such an exotic world, (Well, it seems exotic to me in Canada!)

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  5. Beautiful pictures!They make me want to go abroad again soon!

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  6. so beautiful and such vibrant colors!

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  7. I love bromeliads. Have a couple in the garden but they struggle. These ones of yours are glorious. Love the vibrancy of the colours in your last shot.

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  8. Ginger - those are amazing shots! I knew this would be perfect for you and I was looking forward to what you would show us.

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  9. Wow! I love the bromeliads as well, I grew up in Florida and my grandmothers garden had them and other tropicals as well... stunning, I am green with envy.

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  10. these are so pretty Ginger. how nice to have flowers year round.

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  11. very beautiful flowers! LG Tina

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  12. these are great, i have seen some of these in our Selby Gardens, but not in my garden. I love the photo of the tiger looking orchid.

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  13. I knew you were going to have some incredibly bizarre and beautiful flowers -- this is just a beautiful collection.

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  14. Ginger, It's been a while since I opened your blog. I could say that I've been very busy, but that's no good excuse. Your images are as vivid as ever and your narrative is sure beats the heck out of mine. Keep in touch. Abraços to you and Camilo.

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  15. Wow, what beauties. I love the orchids.

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  16. Lovely, lovely, lovely works of living art each flower. The beauty in the world is magnificent when we take a moment to soak it in!! I love them all, but the yellow babies on the right close to the bottom are positively jubulent.

    xoxo

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  17. Wow - this flowers are sooo beautiful. LG Tina

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