Sunday, April 12, 2009

The blessings of Easter

Despite being the middle of summer here in the Philippines, it's been raining almost every afternoon these past two weeks. A happy result of this is that I've discovered more flowers blooming in our garden. Of course, like the other flowers I've posted before, I have no idea what their names are. But whatever they are, I think they're such wonderful blessings especially for this season.

Spiky. I'm just glad this is soft and small.

Red clusters. Tiny, tiny flowerets growing in clusters. The leaves are round, thick and waxy and remind me of jojoba somehow.

Pale lavender. Orchid, definitely an orchid. But what kind?

Spring skirt. It looks like a lady wearing one of those frilly skirts that seem to be in season this spring.

Happy Easter, everyone!

14 comments:

Afyonkarahisar said...

Easter happy holidays.

frenchie4moi said...

Happy Easter to you too! Thank you for showing us some of Manila's treasures.

Gattina said...

Beautiful flowers ! How nice to see them now after this long winter we had here !

Jacob said...

Goodnight! All these gorgeous blooms came from your own garden...looks like a well-stocked nursery.

Fantastic shots!

marley said...

I know three of them!!

The first photo is known here as Peace Lily, proper name - Spathiphyllum wallisii. We have one in our bathroom!

The second photo flaming Katie, proper name - Kalanchoe. An all year round house plant here.

The third photo is a Moth Orchid I think (I'm 90% sure.) Again a houseplant here.

I've no idea about the fourth but 3 out of 4 isn't bad! :)

Wish we had these growing in our gardens here but its not tropical enough.

traveller said...

Glad we missed all that rain!

Amelia said...

Hello! I stumbled upon your blog from Tita V's facebook account. I am Niki's fiance! I just recognized your first flower "spiky" is actually the same plant I have growing in my room. It's called a Peace Lily. Nice to meet you!

Tarolino said...

Such exquisite blooms you have there. I reaaly love the last one, Spring skirt. I wish we had those kinds of flowers here now but it's just too cold yet.
You take wonderful flower pictures.

charlatodoeldia said...

Nice flowers! Ours seem to be wilting thanks to the summer heat. Hmm... Maybe we're not doing it right.

Advanced Happy Birthday!

Tin :)

imhkki said...

nice flowers

Frankie / Nick said...

Oh my goodness, what a stunning floral display! Absolutely beautiful.

chubskulit said...

exotic beautiful flowers..

following your blog po..

Bonnie Bonsai said...

ahhh flowers, they make my day!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Sweet,Colourful And Wonderful Flowers..Great Photos..Lovely Blog..