Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Hawaiian Tropic ...

     has nothing on Maxillaria Tenuifolia.

   

  So it's not the most significant bloom in the bunch, it more than makes up for it with it's incredibly strong fragrance. There is absolutely no question why this little guy is called the  Coconut Orchid. When you walk past it this time of year you can almost hear Jimmy Buffet singing about Margarittaville and all of those tourist covered with oil. Mmmm ... do you think AOL might come up with a share fragrance button someday??? Nahhhh ... on second thought, that might not be a good thing!

       I don't want to forget to take photos of the familiar and common place in my own back yard. I do know that there are a few things here that are new and unfamiliar to some. Have I ever mentioned that I loooooove living in Paradise?

                                                             Good Night All

                                                               

13 comments:

luvmort said...

A "share fragrance button". You, my dear, have gone off the deep end. Stop sniffing these...ahem...flowers, they are making you a bit loopy.

nanmm11 said...

Not having those exotic plants here in Yankee land, and all about the "food",lol if it wasn't for the green leaves in the pic, I'd say it looks like a big pepperoni pizza!! lol but I'll take your word for it, not that I can pronounce it!! Can ya tell I don't know "squat" about flowers?? lol

indigosunmoon said...

Oh sure!  Rub it in why don't cha!
LOL
Connie

jeanno43 said...

Stunning picture. Wish things like that would grow over here,but we just do not have the climate.

cneinhorn said...

how nice to live in paradise.... warm sunny  days every day, tropical breezes, palm trees....ahhh, think it might be time for another trip to florida :-)  I've never heard of this bloom before....it sounds lovely, and the photo is very pretty

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lindainspokane said...

what pretty flowers! i cant even imagine having such gorgeous foliage living right outside my door....its incredible! thanks for sharing it all with us...i love seeing everything that grows in your yard and area...

linda
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suzypwr said...

What's not to love?
xoxo

astaryth said...

Hearing Jimmy Buffet in my mind, and enjoying some paradise myself! Gotta love it here... well, except for the hurricaine part <LOL> Love your flower pics, you must have an awesome backyard!
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alphawoman1 said...

Someday I too shall live in paradise

lazarai said...

Wow, am I the only one who sees a bird in that photo?? LOL

Nice shot...
Carol

ryanagi said...

Wow! I never heard of this type of orchid before. Cool!

deabvt said...

Beautiful!
V

lamove04 said...

Gorgeous, Coy!

I have no doubt that at some point smells will be emanating from our computers.  I'm sure some tech gurus are already working on it.  --Albert