Reflections...

Tropical Paradise


© All rights reserved - from below my feet to the sky above welcome to views of a Tropical Paradise ~

.. deep breath

ah - the fragrance bekons me - come back - there will be more of us - trust me - so, take another deep - breath of my aroma - you'll be back - edited in: www.picmonkey.com taken: 31-08- 2012 © All Rights Reserved

serene -

.. clear; bright; unclouded: a serene sky .. not disturbed or troubled; calm, peaceful, tranquil [ www.yourdictionary.com ] .. fits this slice of lakewaters .. Cypress splashed with sunlight .. branches gracefully dipping into cloud reflections .. ripples on the surface of an otherwise still lake .. then, the color of small Fringe flowers .. on the bank .. perfect for an ah - ha moment and a deep sigh .. right here .. right now .. all is good .. enjoy edited in: www.picmonkey.com © All Rights Reserved The Rainbow Building - light blue

we have Bananas ! --- green ones --

- well, yes they are still green - but, don't need to go shop - when they turn a sweet yellow - out will come the pans - spoons - mixer - think there are some toasted nuts - in the freezer - recipe -- check - mixing bowl -- check - spices -- check - preheat the oven -- check - bake Banana bread -- oh yeah ! - take a photo for y'all -- sure! - enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea -- yum - but - not yet - they are still green - hanging over my head - tempting of what will be ! edited in: www.picmonkey.com © All Rights Reserved

Ginger !

- a ginger plant that fits in the jungle - will die back / or cut it in winter - a forest / jungle of leaves will emerge - and if you turn your back - all of a sudden - the pine cone shaped Gingers have formed - green with small yellow flowers - then oh, such a marvelous shade of red do they become Zingiber zerumbet www.floridata.com/ref/z/zing_zer.cfm edited in: www.picmonkey.com All Rights Reserved

King's Mantle . .

.. in sun and shadow .. such a simple, yet showy flower .. sometimes it looks blue .. other times, purple .. and that center of gold .. aka Clockvine ...Thunbergia erecta. .. got some filters and tried the UV one on this .. shooting outside the box, so to speak edited in: www.picmonkey.com All Rights Reserved

What does it mean ..

Green -- guess it depends on who you are -- what you think -- some are in this link -- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green for the weekly Challenge in dPS - Digital Photography School GREEN 1- top left = Split Leaf Philodendron 2- top right = Night Blooming Cereus cactus 3- below the cactus = bananas & leaves of the tree 4- bottom right = green Bromeliad 5- to the left of the Bromeliad = leaves of Ginger plant 6- bottom left = unripe oranges -- all the bounty of green from my yard -- such a daily viewing pleasure collage done in: www.picmonkey.com © All Rights Reserved

- one Swan a swimming

there is an art to this .. hold ones neck just so .. get the wing position correct .. and be sure part of one foot .. shows what difficult precision this is ~ a Mute swan .. edited in: www.picmonkey.com Scavenger Hunt 101 sh 57 - "something that represents where you live" © All Rights Reserved

green is the color ..

- seen when I drive past this lake - palms with graceful fronds - gently tossed by the breeze - my Florida Blue Sky - yes, do think it is mine - even though your sky where you live - is just as beautiful - then, add the white puffy thingys [ thanks, Lemmy ] - part of the place I call Tropical Paradise - home cropped / signed only in: www.picmonkey.com - all else as seen through the lens © All Rights Reserved

a stopover ...

- brief pause - just enough for me - to capture, then wonder what the name - of this dragonfly is - beautiful, but no ID - any help will be appreciated - photo taken next to inland lake - some brackish water - home to many ducks and limpkins - Central Florida, USA cropped/signed in: www.picmonkey.com © All Rights Reserved
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