TODAY'S FLOWERS was created by Luiz Santilli Jr. and is now managed by Santilli and Denise BC. Thank you for this wonderful part of the week. It is a great deal of fun to join in and share my flower photographs. You can find the most beautiful flowers from all over the world by clicking on their icon above. The link opens on Sunday at 7:00 PM - GMT.
My contributions this week were taken in Honolulu, Hawaii three years ago. I have named the flowers that I know of. The fresco below was in the hotel foyer. I loved it and as it seemed appropriate to my post I thought I would share it also.
Plumeria, apparently considered a common flower in the Islands but to me it is like a rare jewel. I had never heard of it before and it seemed so exotic and its scent was heavenly. They are sold in lei's and Gregg bought one for me. While wearing it I would bunch the delicate blooms under my nose and sniff all day long. I probably looked a bit strange but I was in my own little world. That's okay, it's nice in there!
Orchids found at The Foster Botanical Garden.
Not sure what this plant is
Ginger Plants taken on our walks around town.
The following photos are from the Cannonball Tree and the blooms were a bit passed their peak but I still thought they were beautiful and unusual, as I had never in my life seen anything like this magnificent tree before. I did have a photo taken underneath its branches. It was only later that I saw the warning sign: "Danger - beware of falling Cannonballs." As I looked around I saw several of them scattered around the base of the tree. They were huge and when I picked one up, very heavy. One of those falling from a great height? Don't like to think about it. Oh well, I'm here to tell the tale but when I go back I won't be standing underneath without the protection of a cast iron open umbrella, if I can find one that is. If I can't I will give it a wide berth and admire it from afar.