My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tropical Paradise. . .

Hi my friends hope everyone is having a great week!

I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful flowers from the island of Kauai.

This sweet little bloom reminded me of our Sweet Pea.

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I loved how it climbed up this weathered fence.

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These two are just opening up.  I thought that the pink one resembled a snake.

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These were almost paper like.

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I wonder if this is a type of iris?

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No blooms but really liked these giant chickens.

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I know that we are all familiar with Hibiscus but these tropical beauties were breathtaking.

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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of tropical paradise.

One thing I learned that I found interesting.  We toured a botanical garden and they said that 80 percent of the flowers on the island were introduced leaving only 20 percent to be naturals.

One thing is for sure, they sure do flourish on that island.

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/11/117-outdoor-wednesday-200.html

17 comments:

Kris said...

So pretty!! There were many things I loved about Kauai. It was so peaceful, and so much quieter than the other Islands. But it rained more too. I think our favorite Island is Maui. We love Hawaii period!!
xo Kris

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I have been to Maui twice, and your post brought back the wonderful smell of the flowers there! Such pretty photos :-)

It's All Connected said...

It's almost unbelievable the beauty that is such an everyday thing in the tropics! I travelled through French Polynesia and feel in love with the flora, fauna and amazing people. ~ Maureen

pembrokeshire lass said...

What lovely flowers. It's so interesting seeing what flowers in different parts of the world through our blogging friends. thanks so much for sharing these! Joan

Infuse With Liz said...

Wow Jan those are all beautiful! That is interesting about the native plants vs the ones that were introduced! My parents visited Hawaii in the 70's and they came back so happy! I've always heard its expensive to eat there!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Thanks for brighten this rainy day for me!

Susie said...

Wow what pretty plants. Love all the colors. Smiles, Susie

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful tropical plants! I like how the one climbed the weathered fence too. Thanks for sharing!

NanaDiana said...

Those flowers are just breathtaking. I would love to see them in person. Hope you have a great day! xo Diana

Stephanie said...

Such beautiful flowers! Thank you so much for sharing these delightful pictures :) Enjoy your day!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Salmagundi said...

Beautiful pictures! I love hibiscus - there are very few plants in our area; but I always look for their blooms on the first of August around town. I really must get one for my own yard next year. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Sally

Kelly_Deal said...

Gorgeous pics and flowers!

ruthie said...

Beautiful pictures! Enjoyed them!!! Thanks for sharing.

Rose L said...

Lovely and so colorful!

Fran said...

I have never been to Hawaii. I love looking at flowers, and these are so unique! Thank you for sharing, I hope you had a wonderful time (looks like paradise, how could you NOT?)!
:) --Fran

Jonell said...

Such beautiful exquisite flowers..some of the bloom look a bit familiar but some are def not and just out of this world Beauty..am wondering if you will matt and frame some ..great pictures. thanks for sharing.

Jonell

Debra said...

OH Jann...these are all beautiful but I just love that second photo ( fence climbing ) Just extraordinary!

Now I want to see if this comment doubles as my other two did and I did not do it on purpose :)