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Travel theme: Pink

OAXACA DRESSED IN PINK!

Pseudobombax ellipticum is the scientific name for this flowering tree, but I don't know the local name. I have also seen it in white.

Pseudobombax ellipticum is the scientific name for this flowering tree, but I don’t know the local name. It also comes in white.

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

The delicate pink of the Rosa Morada trees (tabebuia rosea) are telling us it is spring in Oaxaca!

The delicate pink of the Rosa Morada trees (tabebuia rosea) are telling us it is spring in Oaxaca!

Scattered throughout the pine forests of the Sierras northeast of Oaxaca are these huge (4-5 feet tall) plants which appear to be a variety of thistle.

Scattered throughout the pine forests of the Sierras northeast of Oaxaca are these huge (4-5 feet tall) plants which appear to be a variety of thistle.

Hibiscus with a Blush

Hibiscus with a Blush

Reflection of a Sunset

Reflection of a Sunset

Look here http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/03/21/travel-theme-pink/ for more interpretations of PINK.

 

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14 thoughts on “Travel theme: Pink

  1. Pseudobombax ellipticum = Cabellos de Ángel (en español) and Shaving Brush tree (in English). I posted a couple of photos of the white, as well as the pink, last March. http://casitacolibri.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/need-a-shave/

  2. Diane on said:

    Beeaaauuutttiiifffuuulll! Thanks, Marilyn!

    • Thanks, Diane. Something is blooming here all the time – the plants seem to go in succession throughout the year. In front of the deck the pomegranates now have red-orange blossoms, and some have developed baby pomegranates!

  3. John Cooper on said:

    Great photos Marilyn!! Hope you win something!!

    • Thank you, John. My best prize is seeing color everywhere that doesn’t exist in Alaska! Yesterday I saw a Royal Poinciana that was LOADED with red flowers! I wonder if you have those??

  4. Alex Hurst on said:

    Waa~ so pretty! In the next few weeks, Kyoto is going to explode into pink with the cherry blossoms, so this post got me excited! That thistle looks like a cross between thistle and proteas! So cool!

  5. What a fantastic display of flora, Marilyn. The opening shot reminds me of some blooms in Laos or Vietnam – equally Dr. Seuss-like in their appearance. 🙂

    • Thanks, Tricia. I love your description “Dr. Seuss-like” – these blossoms are also comical the way they are perched on bare branches, as if a bloom-bird flew over, noticed an empty tree, and dropped pink brushes on it for decoration.

  6. The gigantic thistle is amazing!

  7. Thanks for the comment..I agree! If allowed, next year I’m going to pick a couple!

  8. Incredible pink photos. The most spectacular to me was “Pseudobombax ellipticum”

    • Thanks for your comment. It is one of my favorite flowers also, as it’s so odd. The “strands” have an almost plastic feel. There are so many weird and fascinating flowers and seed pods in Mexico. If I can ever get time, I would like to make a blog with photos of some.

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