Sunday, January 17, 2010

Flora of the sub-tropics

Around the neighborhood:

And around my doctor's office:
(In addition to the color, I love the puffy, fan-like shape, how they seem almost furry.)

One thing I absolutely LOVE about Asia is the abundance of these flowers which I only know as 蓮の花 and 木蓮.

蓮の花 in clay water pots are all over, particularly around hospitals.

And 木蓮 flowers are giant and have the most amazing smell:

Cheers! (^_-)-☆

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