Lavander color plant with orange flowers

The Huntington Botanical Gardens. San Marino, California

Do you know the name of this plant? I would love to know it because I want one for my collection ūüôā It seems to be a succulent because of the fat leafs, which they seem to collect water..

Flowers

Flowers for the day

San Antonio Botanical Garden. Texas

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. Alfred Austin

Pink

This is my entry for the pink challenge at “Travel with intent” blog.

Wild flowers

Tierra Fria, Mexico

Flowers of any kind,

a beautiful gift from the earth,

which gives joy to our spirit.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Bougainvilleas over a wall

Valladolid, Yucatan. Mexico

Walls are always part of the security of a house, but I think that this wall in Valladolid looks friendly and also inviting with its white color, the open door and those beautiful bougainvilleas.

Weekly Photo Challenge: security

bougainvillea

My new baby: a Living Stone

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

John Muir is certainly right. I can assure you that, because I have a window garden that makes me really happy! So, it’s not this time of the year without my¬†plants. This is my newest little¬†plant, which I bought the past week-end: a lovely lithop with a big yellow flower.

Lithops are also known as “living stones”, because they seem to be stones, as you can see, but they are living plants.¬†An example of this amazing mimicry is that when I showed my little plant to a friend, he asked me about those curious stones that surrounded the flower, although¬†it is the plant itself.

There are about 109 varieties of lithops, and they are native to the South of Africa dry regions. I read that this camouflage helps the plants to survive the animals in drought times, which otherwise would eat the plant to obtain the water they keep.

They are really¬†impresive, when I see them, I’m always amazed by their variety.

Weekly photo challenge:¬†it’s not this time of the year without…