Dona Lilly and kids... these neighbors will make all of you jealous.
An orchid "tree" explained in the blog The End of the Pipeline
Little Tiger orchid
A USA dime would cover pretty much each blossom
more of same - a gift from Lilly
close up of the 'spray' of Little Tiger Orchid
Another orchid of which Lilly gave us one
I cannot remember the name but it has Christ in it... these are in full bloom during Semana Santa (Holy Week or Easter).
This is a flower. Some like it, Cindy and I think it looks like some attempt at a plastic toy in China, well you get the picture.
Both of my hands spread out could not cover this spray of Orchids. This came as a gift from Lucia and Aldo two or three years ago. We thought in the move from Los Diamontes to our current home that we had harmed it. It did not bloom last year but this year it is making up for lost time. Thank you friends.
There is a purple moth orchid behind, a single purple blossom would fill the palm of my hand... gives you an idea of the size of the other blooms.
close up of Lucia and Aldo's orchid.
OK sure wish you could do a scratch and sniff on this photo and the next. It is jasmine and the smell is divine when you head down to lock the gate at night.
really pretty close up