Friday flowers…Pride-of-Barbados

Posted: May 1, 2020 in flowers
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I saw these on my walk this morning and was instantly enamored. Learning their name (aka peacock flowers, dwarf poincianas and red bird-of-paradise) only made me love them more.

By the way, it was a 17-lemon walk!!! I didn’t want to carry all those lemons for a several mile walk, so I hid the bag behind a nearby bougainvillea and picked them up on the way home. More lemonade tomorrow.

Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

  1. It is something different! Never seen that bush before. Have a great weekend Janet!

  2. macmsue says:

    Those stamens are incredibly long. Love the vibrant colour of the flower.

  3. Ally Bean says:

    A 17-lemon walk! You are rocking the citrus fruit. I’ve never seen flowers like the ones in your photos. The colors are great.

  4. Beautiful flowers plus ‘fresh’ lemonade – now, that’s a good day. 🙂

  5. Dan Antion says:

    Mmmmm, fresh lemonade. That sounds very good. The flower is beautiful. You’re racking up a lot of new sights, Janet.

    Take care and enjoy that lemonade.

  6. dmmacilroy says:


    Cheers, D.

  7. susurrus says:

    I had to read 17-lemon walk twice before I worked out what it meant. That’s a good haul! We’re more likely to find wimberries or blackberries than lemons. 🙂

    • 🙂 19 today, Susan. I wouldn’t mind finding berries, either, but that won’t happen here. I’d love to find a Cara Cara orange tree that was dropping fruit!

  8. They remind me of jellyfish! They’re lovely. Your walk sounds very pretty. Looking forward to the lemonade!

    • I found 19 more lemons today, Deborah, so my fruit tray in the fridge is completely full (I do have some organic apples and some ginger in there, too) and the new ones are sitting in a bowl on the counter. Have to start freezing the juice! But I won’t leave the lemons to rot. Just doing my part to pick up “trash.” 🙂

  9. lolaWi says:

    lovely flower, Janet! great find! loving your free lemons 🙂 🙂

  10. scr4pl80 says:

    Gorgeous colors.

  11. marianallen says:

    Mmmmm, I would make a lemon pie, especially if they were Meyer lemons! Maybe lemon marmalade. Lemon curd. Mmmmm….

  12. restlessjo says:

    Much nicer 🙂 🙂

  13. Msdedeng says:

    Lovely post, and Bougainvilleas are probably my all-time favorite flowers. I had no idea they provided a good hiding place for a bag of lemons 🙂

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