Thursday, March 20, 2014

Naples Botanical Garden VI - Fruit, Flowers and Plants


A bunch of Bananas.


Flowers from a Double Buttercup Tree.


Bougainvillea.


A purple flower with a bee.
(OK, I forgot to take notes.)


A seed pod?


Ben teak.


And something else that I don't remember but was pretty cool.

23 comments:

Mo said...

I have made delicious curries with banana flowers. Have you ever eaten them?

Tanya Breese said...

lol, well you remember half, that counts for something right?! great shots, so colorful and crisp!

Kate said...

"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow." ~Proverb

Lowell said...

Maybe you could get a job as a floral photographer? These photos are very nice. And at least they're real and not LEGOs! :)

I was told the other day that I would make a good floral photographer. Well, they put it this way: they said I was a bloomin' idiot!

Luis Gomez said...

These are lovely! Great set of images Jack. Yep very much Spring.

Sharon Anck said...

Obviously, your botanical garden has a lot more exotic plants than the one here in the desert.
P.S. Lowell's comment made me laugh out loud.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes, Lowell's comment made me laugh out loud, too! Between the two of you I've had a great start for my day!! You capture flowers as well as you do people!! You could have a second career as a photographer, Jack!

VP said...

Gorgeous pictures of very strange (at least to me) and absolutely beautiful plants and flowers!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful images Jack, but somehow I think the lure of the pretty smile will draw you back to portraits :)

Cezar and Léia said...

What an enchanting place there and you got amazing pictures, the banana picture is awesome!Love the colors and intense lights in this post! WEll done!
Léia

José Mendonça said...

I absolutely love the angle on top! Beautiful series, Jack.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful set of images Jack.
The top shot is wonderful and completely new for me, and the "something else" on the bottom photo looks somewhat familiar and delicious.

RedPat said...

I'm so envious of all this glorious nature. it is still cold here even though spring started 1.5 hours ago!

Malyss said...

No matter the name, beauty is there !

Kay said...

Tropical gardens are so full of life (when they're not full of legos). Love seeing all these growing things. No coffee plants?

cieldequimper said...

Oh. No Lego. What? No Lego bananas?

This looks like ripe summer rather than spring to me! They are all wonderful!

jennyfreckles said...

A banana flower! It's very spectacular. That's the most interesting thing I've seen today. I shall look at my banana with a new eye tomorrow.

Lois said...

Doesn't matter what they are called, they are all gorgeous!

William Kendall said...

Spectacular colours, Jack!

LONDONLULU said...

So lush and incredible! If you hadn't said that first one was bananas, I don't think I'd have even noticed!

Randy said...

I love Bougainvillea.

Halcyon said...

Wow! A nice selection of tropical plants and flowers.

CaT said...

hmm...i hardly ver buy bananas but now i would like one...