Monday, July 11, 2016

Rainy Season Finds

Life in this part of the world is more alive during the wet season. The plants are more succulent and hydrated, able to show their natural sheen. Animals like insects are plenty, food is luxuriantly available, and a lot of species fly and roam around. It is only time which limits me from taking close-up and macro shots. A lot of them are waiting even just at the turn of a leaf.

Hippeastrum roseum (more accurate name Rhodophiala rosea) emerged from its dormancy after the first heavy rains. Those anthers full of pollen are still waiting a little more time to burst the pollen grains. 


 Even a fallen salvia flower is still tender and lovely

 The bee and the ant seem to be talking about the nectar available in this Turnera ulmifolia bloom.

 A young grasshopper, still without wings is already surveying for possible food

26 comments:

  1. Amazing pictures The grashopper is gorgeous and the photo of the cycas is just magical

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  2. Great shots, my friend! The rains really bring a lot of photo opportunities, but sometimes, we just get too lazy to go out there and get wet!

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    1. haha, true, sometimes we get too lazy after the rains. And in my case, the hoyas got most of my time.

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  3. I do miss the rainy season the most about my old life in the PI. Life is so energized after the rain.

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    1. YOu are right Maria, rain is energizing for me too! When was your last visit here, we should meet next time.

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    1. Welcome back Mark and Gaz, and thanks.

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  5. beautiful shots. the last one reminds me somehow of jewelry.

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  6. Most amazing shots- especially the last one! Yes, everythingis tender and succulent in the rainy season.

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  7. Hello, lovely flowers and images. The last shot is just beautiful. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  8. Oh, I like your raindrops!!!!

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  9. my favorite is the first one. Love the simple shape and the color.

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  10. Some colors... Inviting the insects in!

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  11. ooooo that cycas image is really lovely.

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  12. Fabulous photos....thanks for sharing the beauty.....happy Sunday!

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  13. This is a beautiful post and I found myself letting out a deep sigh and relaxed looking at the photos..Michelle

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  14. Stunning photography Andrea, they certainly brightened up my morning.
    I love my plants and flowers so you sort of had me at 'hello' really. Thank you for sharing.
    I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

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  15. Thank you, Andrea, for visiting my blog. It's great to see your superb flower photos here: after blue, that bright vibrant red has to be my favourite colour! Perhaps that is (partly) why I like ladybirds :-) ... and, incidentally, I thought of you the other day when I saw a species I had not seen before called a Striped Ladybird. You can see it here.

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  16. I've just read your guidelines, Andrea: I'm really sorry if I was not meant to include the link.

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  17. Thank you for your participation in the Floral Friday Fotos meme,

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  18. Yes---All of God's critters and plants and flowers NEED water... We all do!!!!! Your area is gorgeous during the rainy season. Here in TN, right now, we are experiencing extreme heat and very dry conditions.... We need rain so so so much.. They say that we should get some heat-relief and some rain on Thursday. I hope so....

    Hope you are well.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. Hi Andrea. Thanks for your comment, which I have just found on my St Helen's blog.
    It was just fabulous to hike with Linda and the beauty of the day was just stunning. I love our rainforests but would love to hike in more open spaces as in the Rockies.
    NZ is on my bucket list for hiking. Fingers crossed.

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