Sunday, February 10, 2008

home, again

Ripped from the tropical warmth of Mexico and plopped back down in the middle of NYC. It's rarely an easy re-entry, but that's what happens when you live someplace you don't always want to be. At least we didn't have to drive home from the airport in a blinding snow storm, the way my parents did in Boston.

Before I devote the day to more mundane tasks, I want to post pictures of a few of the plants I enjoyed last week. One last, bright glimpse of sunshine and exotic colors, for you and for me.

Hibiscus species/hybrid

Strelitzia reginae

Nerium oleander

Aloe barbadensis

Allamanda cathartica

Alpinia purpurata

Carissa macrocarpa (Natal plum)

Sadly, I didn't know what this last one was until I got home and looked it up; if only I'd known the fruit was edible I would have taken a bite! Has anyone out there ever tasted the Natal plum? I'd love to know what it's like.


At February 11, 2008 at 2:28 PM , Blogger Leda Meredith said...

Gorgeous photos and thank you for sharing them! A much needed touch of summer in the middle of this chilly winter day.


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