Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Wordful Wednesday-tropical flowers and wildlife

I LOVE tropical flowers. One of my favorite parts of our vacation was being surrounded by lush tropical foliage.......and as a bonus........wild animals.

There was a pair of baby ostriches that wandered free on the grounds.....3 caged tigers and a bunch of large parrots.

The kids LOVED it. I could have done without the smell. But that's just me.

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82 comments:

Momisodes said...

Wow! Those flowers are gorgeous!
I've never seen baby ostrich before.

Looks like it was a wonderful time :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

looks beautiful

Live.Love.Eat said...

So very cool. I am a total sucker for baby wildlife anything!!!!! Is that you in that bottom pic? even when I click on it it's a bit small. But it looks adorable! Off to bed now.....

Kacey R. said...

Free & wild wandering animals? Not for me. The flowers? I'll take that though! LOL Can't wait to hear more juicy details!

Muthering Heights said...

They make for great photos though!

Halftime Lessons said...

Beautiful, sweetie...bet it was an amazing time. Cant wait for a flood of photos...I hope!

J

Nicole said...

Beautiful pictures! Looking forward to seeing more of them.

Natalie said...

wow! those are really pretty flowers and great pictures! and i'm with you... i can usually do without the smells.

BoufMom9 said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL flowers! Just gorgeous! I love flowers too and am loving the spring FINALLY being here :)

Happy WW!

T Rex Mom said...

Great photos - looks like just an amazing vacation! The flowers must not have smelled strong enough to cancel out the animals!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Beautiful colorful foliage...and interesting combination of animals...where do ostriches and tigers live together? Hmmm...

Life with Kaishon said...

Kaishon would have been in HEAVEN! He just loves animals. Baby Tigers? That would have made him SO happy! I am glad you had such a wonderful time!

Casey's trio said...

WOW! Tigers? My girls would have gone crazy!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

ahhh spring is in the air! i love it!

Elaine A. said...

Did you go to Hawaii? So jealous... : )

NateAndJakesMom said...

On a blustery winter-like day here I am lovin' those pictures. Not fair but lovin' in nonetheless!

jori-o said...

Babies of any variety are so fun--and what gorgeous flowers!

Threeundertwo said...

I love tropical flowers too! Such fabulous colors.

Jen said...

I'm new to your Wordful Wednesday, but I've seen it on other people's blogs so I thought I'd play along.

Pretty flowers!!

Sara Bonds said...

Lovely flowers. I want Spring to come already. Happy WW!

scrappysue said...

so colourful! i can only imagine that stinky ostriches too angie!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

C'mon spring!!!! Lovely flowers <3

Brenda said...

I love tropical flowers too!

Ritch in Love said...

I hear ya on the smell thing. But isn't amazing to see such young wild animals wandering free amongst humans? Those flowers are beautiful! I am imagining the fragrance now!

Becky said...

Beautiful flowers. I love being around animals. Tigers!?!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

This is my first time playing but I really like the idea!

CC said...

Now I'm thinking of vacations... Nice!

Jen said...

Wow, that is pretty darn cool. Beautiful photos.


I am over here at 2:30AM my time b/c one of the babies woke up. I was thinking that I would be in the top ten on the list but I guess there are a bunch of night owls out there. Oh Well. :)

Cecily R said...

Fabulous shots, Angie! Love the collage!

Amy said...

Beautiful, love the flower pictures! A magical WW to you!

The Blonde Duck said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Following Him said...

Beautiful flowers and great WW :)
~Elyse~

Hootin' Anni said...

My W W this week is also 'wildlife' in form of backyard viewing. I too love the hibiscus flowers!!!!

My W W is posted if you'd like to join me. But, the photos aren't of the best quality today...I had to photograph them through the dining room window this time!!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Beautiful flowers!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I love tropical flowers too! Such vibrant colors!!

mommytoalot said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Beautiful flowers. I am trying to guess where you went. Hmm, still can't figure it out. I am waiting for answers.

blueviolet said...

It sounds like heaven, Angie. (not the animal smell part)

Sparkette said...

I miss the smells of Hawaii, of the flowers :)

4 Lettre Words said...

Me, too!! Beautiful!

Amy said...

I love flowers.Is that a program you use to put your pictures up like that? I am going to do a post later on today that explains the whole Round Robin event. I hope you can come. Have a great day. Your flowers made me think Spring is really coming.

Ronda's Rants said...

Beautiful...I feel the same way about flowers!

Cathy said...

welcome back! i missed Wordful Wednesday! But the vacation looks amazing--the flowers are beautiful!

Elle said...

I won't deny it. I'm a little jealous. I woke up to snow again this morning and am jonesing for some sunshine and flowers.

Dee said...

Those are beautiful!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I absolutely love tropical flowers! And baby ostriches would be cool to see - sans the smell, though! ;)

Anissa said...

Love the picture! I have trouble keeping flowers alive! LOL

Lorie said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip and glad you're back. Guest contributors were great.

MyLinda said...

Your pictures make me yearn to visit someplace "tropical"!!

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

Looks like you enjoyed yourself just way too much!! ;)

Nina said...

I love flowers like that. They are just so pretty to have around. I do not have a green thumb and I envy everyone who does.

mommaof4wife2r said...

since we're in indiana, there's not too many pretty flowers that are tropical...but this week in florida, has been full of great flowers! i love them too!

Kathleen W. said...

I'm so jealous!

ParentingPink said...

Gorgeous! So glad you had a wonderful vacation!

Eudae-Mamia said...

Wandering wild animals freak me out - not in a shoot them kind of way, but in a let someone else enjoy it kind of way.

You're a brave mama.

And the smells. Yeah.

Adore the flowers though! Bet those smelled a lot better :-)

Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

I love the flowers. It reminds me of the USVI , the island of St. John. We honeymooned there and have been back 8 times since. Such beauty.

Veggie Mom said...

This is EXACTLY why I'd love to live in a tropical clime. These flowers are just gorgeous!

Kristin said...

I miss the flowers in Hawaii. The ones you can just pick and sew into a Lei. CA has some nice flowers too. We have tulips. And snow. Still waiting for spring...

Leidy said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the parrot!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

brunger bunch said...

So pretty, I love those flowers. Cant wait to see and hear more!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Love the flower!

Happy Wednesday!

Becky said...

I just love the collage of pictures, really beautiful.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Gorgeous flowers.

Courtney said...

My post today is about Violets! How i love spring flowers!

Mrs. D Lightful said...

I LOVE tropical flowers...yay for spring!!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful flower photos.

Susie said...

Love the flowers!! Just gorgeous:-)

MommyAmy said...

I love tropical flowers too! Whenever I visit my inlaws in CA I'm always jealous of some of the stuff in their yards. :)

Mama Zen said...

Caged tigers? Wow!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

I had to click on the picture to REALLY enjoy those flowers...

Really you don't love tiger poop smell?

Okay so do 'we' all know where you went yet??

Was it Tijuana?

I linked to my home page, but have to scroll down for the favion tute.. sorry!

Lula! said...

I am living vicariously through your vacation...

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Fabulous! I love tropical flowers and lush vegetation too, thanks for sharing! :)

ChefDruck said...

Beautiful pictures. I can almost smell the flowers. I hope you'll share more pics of your trip with us!

Michelle said...

Oh, beautiful flowers. Ok, now I think you were in Hawaii. :)

Suzi said...

Looks like you had a blast. Beautiful flowers.

Visiting from SITS.

sassy stephanie said...

Makes me wish I had a REALLY good camera. I would love to play around with it and take pics of flowers, leaves, etc. So pretty.

Mark and Kiss said...

Vibrant colors! Beautiful flowers. Sounds like a really neat place. How fun to have the exotic animals, the tigers would have scared me, lol.

Mrs. Marine said...

Gorgeous flowers! I agree I love tropical flowers!

Lori said...

Glad your back! Those pictures are wonderful!

Clark Captions said...

Beautiful!!!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. The flowers remind me of where we go in Mexico, too....and the housekeepers make us fresh arrangements daily...ahhhh....the life :) We (my husband) have parrots in our basement...this really is the zoo! SQUAWK