Archive for the ‘Red Bird of Paradise’ Tag

The Change Of Colors   2 comments

There will be a change of colors tonight with a forecasted hard freeze that will kill our Bougainvilleas, Red Bird of Paradise, and Hibiscus plants, becoming dormant until warmer desert spring days return. We know from experience of living near a wash means our low tonight will be 3-4 degrees lower than the forecasted Tucson low.Bougavilles Before the Freeze-blog

Bougavillea Before December Freeze-blog

Bougavilles Before December Freeze-blog

Bougainvillea-3-blogSome of the landscape flowers still blooming around our house. — Images by kenne

Bird of Paradise — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Bird of Paradice-art-blogBird of Paradise — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Bird of paradise
Colors stand out in darkness
Crown fit for a king.

— kenne

Caesalpinia pulcherrima   1 comment

Yard Flowers (1 of 1)-2 art blogCaesalpinia pulcherrima, Red Bird of Paradise — Computer Painting by kenne

I HIDE myself within my flower,
That wearing on your breast,
You, unsuspecting, wear me too—
And angels know the rest.

I hide myself within my flower,
That, fading from your vase,
You, unsuspecting, feel for me
Almost a loneliness.

— Emily Dickinson

Red Bird Of Paradise Blossom   1 comment

Red Bird of Paradise (1 of 1)-6 blogRed Bird Of Paradise — Images by kenne

Red Bird of Paradise (1 of 1)-6 blog II

Mexican Bird of Paradise   Leave a comment

Bird of Paradise (1 of 1)-2 blogMexican Bird of Paradise — Images by kenne

Bird of Paradise (1 of 1) blogSometimes called the Red Bird of Paradise, this fast growing plant comes on quickly in the spring from being cut back after the first in the late fall. Although it’s considered an evergreen, the cooler fall desert nights cause it to loose any remaining blossoms and begin to loose leaves. Until then, they add a lot of color to our desert landscape.

Look At What The Morning Brings   7 comments

Mexican Bird of ParadiceMexican Bird of Paradise– Image by kenne

Look at what the morning brings

the sun rising over the mountains

bringing life back from death

towering stalks holding buds

above the desert’s dry rocky soil

soon blossoming in yellow and red

the beautiful Mexican Bird of Paradise.


Capturing The Moment — Thriving On The Heat   2 comments

Red Bird of Paradise — Image by kenne

The Red Bird of Paradise (also commonly called Mexican Bird of Paradise) is a beautiful blowing desert plant that thrives on heat and very little water.


Capturing the Moment — Red Bird of Paradise   2 comments

Red Bird of Paradise is a flowering desert plant that most people in southern Arizona call the Mexican Bird of Paradise. The real Mexican Bird of Paradise in a tree with all yellow blooms. Of course neither look like the tropical Bird of Paradise many of us are used to seeing. These two photos are of plants along side our drive. Images by kenne

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