Pink lotus

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Dumb enough to be bird food

This tiny lizard would be completely camouflaged if he had chosen to rest upon the green foliage instead of the white flower bract. AIMG_0794

Bougainvillea

Bougainvilla at Monterey del Mar, Costa Rica. Bouganvilleas were named after the famous French explorer, Admiral Louis de Bougainville, who "discovered" them in 1768 when he and his crew became the first Frenchmen to circumnavigate the globe. Thepink "blooms" are not true flowers, but instead are papery bracts that encircle the small, white, tubular flower. AIMG_0321

Red Ginger Lily

Red ginger lily at Cano Negro Natural Lodge, Costa Rica AIMG_0048

Red beauty

Hibiscus at Cano Negro Natural Lodge in Costa Rica AIMG_0009

Mimosa flames

Mimosa at Cano Negro Natural Lodge in Costa Rica. They reminded me of fiber optic cables. AIMG_0012

Rhododendron Heaven

Gleaner Gardens, North Scituate, Rhode Island is a private garden featuring over 100 species of rhododendron and azaleas. Its owners kindly open it to the public on occasion so that they can marvel in its beauty. AIMG_1372

Head plant

A bee does a head plant while gathering pollen. Gleaner Gardens, North Scituate, Rhode Island is a private garden featuring over 100 species of rhododendron and azaleas. Its owners kindly open it to the public on occasion so that they can marvel in its beauty. AIMG_1371

Delicate flower

Gleaner Gardens, North Scituate, Rhode Island is a private garden featuring over 100 species of rhododendron and azaleas. Its owners kindly open it to the public on occasion so that they can marvel in its beauty. AIMG_1365
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