Thursday- A Little Personal – Birds of Paradise

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Thought we could use a little Birds of Paradise break. These are in the front yard. Hope you enjoy.



  1. Gorgeous flowers, John. We saw lots of them growing wild on Dominica when we spent Chriatmas there a few years ago; those, poinsettias and other flowers we normally only see in pots or hothouses.

    1. Yes. We love our “birds” since they are about the only thing that does well in the salt air (hibiscus as well)

  2. Beautiful, John. It’s lovely to see something growing where here, everything is dying.
    Incidentally, every time I hear the phrase “birds of paradise” I get a song stuck in my head…
    “May a bird of paradise fly up your nose,..”

    1. I do too. Ha ha ha. Thanks for the laugh.

  3. Lucky that you have plants like that during winter.

  4. Cool that you can grow those outside where you are. Right now all I have is a Christmas cactus, and it’s inside.

    1. Well I can’t grow potato’s here.

      1. Guess Idaho has that going for it.

  5. They look great, John. I’d love them, but I don’t think they’d survive in the Hill Country.

    1. Hill Country is a little cold.

  6. I would sit my chair next to that. Be there all day.

    1. You would need some wine and crackers as well.

  7. I love Birds of Paradise, John. It’s gloomy and raining here, so thanks for ray of sunshine.

    1. Good for the spirit

  8. I wish they grew here. Lovely. We sometimes find them at the market.

    1. My wife makes some beautiful arrangements using palm leaves and Birds of Paradise.

  9. My wife wold LOVE those!

    1. They are great to cut as well.

  10. What did I tell you about typos, John?

    1. Sign of humanity sir.

  11. They’re lovely! Hugs

    1. Thank you. Hugs back.

  12. Stunning and a wonderful treat.
    We have misplaced December. Seems the calendar thinks it’s spring. Everything has gone to sleep in preparation for snow, but is nowhere to be found. 🙂

    1. Hold on it will come.

      1. True, later by the sounds of it. It’s not that I like the cold or snow–northern girl that I am. 😀

      2. I never did get used to it.

      3. Liked it when I was a kid. Ha ha.
        Thought snow was fun and never felt the cold. Youngsters. What do they know. o_O Merry Christmas, John, to you and yours. 🙂

      4. Merry Christmas to you and yours Tess.

      5. Thank you, John. 🙂

  13. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    John Howell with a little something from his back yard.

    1. Thanks for the reblog Sally. -)

  14. Thanks for sharing some beauty John. 🙂

    1. Thank you for the visit and kind words

      1. The pleasure was mine. 🙂

  15. Very nice! I have Desert Bird of Paradise that do well in South Texas. And today feels like early spring instead of almost the first day of winter.

    1. Yes it does. 80’s next week

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