Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Backyard Blossoms

The place we're renting in Santa Barbara is just one part of a house, but it has a lovely private courtyard/patio with lots of plants and flowers. There's a fountain where the birds come to drink and wash. And a great blue heron comes and perches in the tall palm trees nearby.

I haven't had a chance to get out and photograph the flowers in the neighborhood, but I did manage a few from around our patio. The passion fruit flower was the first to catch my eye - such showy flowers!

passion fruit

Hibiscus are another favorite, quite common here, in all different colors - orange, yellow, white, red.


And another favorite - bougainvillea.


I'm not sure what this one is, anyone know?


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  1. Hi Andrew, the last bloom is a Cleome. Lovely photos!