Birthdays are given special treatment, and we make an extra effort to celebrate these occasions.
Such it was yesterday afternoon. A time to celebrate and a time to give thanks for another year lived.
My girlfriend was the honouree, and I went by to share in her joy.
Her garden is an old established garden with a vast variety of trees, shrubs and flowers.
Yes, that is a blue plumbago (auriculata) almost as tall as that Dracaena
Petrea volubilis and Bignonia magnifica living in harmony
Close up of Bignonia magnifica flowers
Close up of Petrea volubilis
A well manicured Bay Leaf tree (Pimenta racemosa)
West Indian Bay Leaf is used to make bay rum and wine, and also a liniment for sprains and arthritis (remember I bought Bay Leaf wine at the Farmer's Market a few months ago?)
Thunbergia erecta - this is supposed to be a shrub?????
The orchard with all kinds of fruit trees
....including this Carambola tree so heavily laden....
....that it could not hold all
Kalanchoe bloom amidst the ferns
Christmas candles (Cassia alata)
Beautiful ixoras in pink and red
And let's not forget all the beautiful desert roses (Adenium)
Be thankful for your blessings and always remember to......