Friday, May 29, 2020

Walking with Weeds and Flowers


Each day as I walk, I pass several of these beautiful flowers that we call Frangipani. I was shocked to find they are Plumeria, but also called many names.. 

They are a common sight in our neighborhood.

We think of Hawaiian Leis when we see them.

Wikipedia Link Here for more info


Weeds are also a common sight, which if fine with ME.
I am a WEED lover! to me these are as beautiful as any flower.
As a child, we made many leis and garlands for the head from weeds.
I have no idea what the name is. Let me know if you do.
Joining LLB in the backyard for Nature Friday.



20 comments:

CheerfulMonk said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! It blows me away how different from ours your vegetation is.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow! The first two pictures look like a beautiful painting. One by Georgia O'Keffe. The color depth and shading is gorgeous! I have not seen these, they probably don't grow around here. Weeds is a dirty word to me. They are wildflowers. Wildflowers with tenacity and strength. I told Phil when they bury me, I want wildflowers on my coffin, not roses. This little purple one looks dusted with sparkles.

easyweimaraner said...

beautiful!!! I remember the time with the garlands around our heads... it was great to feel like the weed princess or the daisy fairy ;O)

Ella said...

I think the name Frangipani is more beautiful than Plumeria ... and yes, it is a very beautiful flower! Hugs!

Ann said...

That first flower is gorgeous. I am a weed lover too. If it has a flower on it I don't care if it is a weed.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Frangipani they will always be to me - plumeria being the Latin name.

Only gardeners refer to weeds; those being the flowers they didn't plant themselves and seek to destroy... YAM xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

They are lovely flowers! I am a weed lover too, anything that blooms with colors. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

Rose said...

I would love to know what thdcwold flowers are...and love the Frangipani too...every time I hear its name I have to look it up. Maybe this time I will remember.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those beautiful flowers and think of jewelry when I see them. I have a ring that has three blooms...in silver. It's a favorite. You would love all of the wildflowers and blooms in the forest right now. AND the yucca is blooming here and there in the woods...looks so pretty! Hugs!

Mevely317 said...

I don't recall ever having seen Frangapani. It looks so milky soft; yes, like it belongs in a lei. But like you, I prefer wildflowers and weeds -- which have a distinctive beauty all their own. I need to go spray those making their way through our new rock -- what determination! -- but feel guilty doing so.

My Mind's Eye said...

MS you live in a Snappers paradise with all the tropical flowers and even your weeds are pretty.
Hugs Cecilia

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful! Those flowers are gorgeous! I enjoyed your walk with you.

Betty Manousos said...

gorgeous flowers, so beautifully captured. i love weeds too. they're beautiful, and they're part of the natural world.
happy weekend!~

The Gang at LLB said...

Plumerias are my most favorite flower...what gorgeous flowers, I love the way they smell too!!

To me a flower is a flower...even if it is a weed :-)

DawnTreader said...

They are beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen any before.

photowannabe said...

I really love that feathery purple weed.
Crowns of dandelions were a favorite of mine..also daisy chains of the little red and white clover flowers.
Plumeria sure makes me think of Hawaii and leis we got when we got off the plane.
Great memories.
Sue

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those first flowers are so pretty. they do look tropical, but then you live in a more tropical area.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The flowers are beautiful and so are the weeds!

LC said...

Love nature's artistry, whether labeled flowers or weeds! I do, however, growl at some plants who take over rapidly and make my forays outdoors more difficult with my rollator! I attack those.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, I have heard that there are no such thing as weeds, which re just misunderstood wildflowers. And we collected a lot of those wildflowers in our VA yard, some on purpose and others by chance.