Sunday, 27 April 2008

Sun and Shadow

Sun and shadows mark a scented day,
Bold fingered strokes tremble and fade away,
Sun dazzled petals glisten and wait,
For a lingering breeze to let them play

Copyright Trudi S. April 08

Softly, softly morning is approaching.

The leaves of the Cuban Royal Palm cast a grass like shadow on the massive trunk.

Alexandra Palm leaf reflecting sun and shade.

Archontophoenix alexandrae (Alexander palm, Alexandra palm, King Alexander palm, King palm, Northern bangalow palm; syn. Ptychosperma alexandrae F.Muell.) is a palm native to Australia. It is often used as an ornamental plant

Waiting for the sun...

Tropical Climber catching the sun in its shaded corner.

Sunlight playing with camellia leaves.

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, towards winter the ends of the leaves colour dark red, sun and shade play on its thick, fleshy leaves.

This small orchid climbs all over the pot. At this time of year it bears many of these tiny blushed flowers. On the label it says: L.Milleri BLrichard Mueller (4N) It hangs in a rather flat pot in semi shade.

Tree aloe with diamonds...

A blue banded bumblebee is enjoying the nectar of a Russelia sitting in the shade and catching a little sun light.

Succulent with "curls" has its leaves xrayed!

The fresh growth of this Dendrobium Orchid hanging from a branch makes most of the temporary sunlight.

I know this Cypress bt the name of Lucasi. Boldly displaying sun and shadow.

Believe it or not:

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. ~Douglas William Jerrold, about Australia, A Land of Plenty


Jane Marie said...

You have lovely plants that I have never seen before. I really enjoy looking at blogs from other parts of the world. Thank you for those pictures.

Barbara said...

Du hesch en ganz en poetische post gschribe mit wunderbare Bilder. U wieder emol touch ig i ne frömdi, exotischi Wält ii. Herrlech! Wünsche dir e gueti Sunntig u schick dr es liebs Grüessli (mir hei ändlech ou wieder emol Sunne!!)

Rurality said...

Wow what a different landscape than the one I'm familiar with. The camelia though grows here too. :) Great shots.

Northern Shade said...

You have some great pictures of your garden. I love the lush tropical vibrancy. It's funny how the appearance of certain plants suits a particular environment. In my northern cold climate garden, orange coloured blossoms look jarring to me. Yet in your post on orange blooms, they look absolutely gorgeous and they light up the surroundings.

Jean Bradbury said...

Thanks for giving me a peak at a completely different kind of garden than I am used to. It was like a holiday to the tropics.

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Thanks for sharing your exotic plants! I love your camellia - I would have thought your climate is too hot for it, but obviously I was wrong.

Titania said...

jane marie thank you for your comment. Yes, jane marie, I enjoy visiting gardens in other countries or climate. I also like to know the people behind the gardens and what inspires them.

Titania said...

barbara, danka fuer das schoena poeschtli. Yo, weisch oeppamol lauft dia poetischie odera eifach davo do kam ma nita viil macha. I wish you sunny days.

Titania said...

rurality, Karen hi, thank you for your comment. Camellias grow well here in winter, but they need shade, otherwise the flowers get badly burnt and somtimes do not open at all.

Titania said...

northern shade, thank you for your message. Yes, strong colours suit the hot climate well. I love soft, colours, but here they tend to dissapear in summer when the sunlight is very white and blinding. I have a few Gardenias with glistening white flowers but they have to sit deep in the shade to get the impact.

Titania said...

jean bradbury, thank you. I too like to make armchair journeys to other countries.

Titania said...

Hi katarina i kullavic, thank you for your message. Yes, katarina Camellias grow very well. They start flowering now, and the latest end in spring. Japonicas do well in the shade, otherwise the flowers burn or do not open at all. I like best Sasanquas they are easy to grow even in full sun. they are always the first to bloom and the trees burst with buds.