After my parents giving me a horse when I was in grade school, probably the best, most unexpected present I ever got was a week-long trip to Costa Rica with our older daughter. Besides spectacular scenery and unusual animals, there were all sorts of interesting, beautiful plants and flowers, like this one. I have no idea what it is, but it’s pretty cool AND it’s pink. However, if you ever come across something like this on another planet or somewhere in outer space, get away from it as soon as possible!! If you’ve watched enough sci-fi movies, you’ll know this but just a reminder.

for Life in Colour: pink

No idea what we’ll be up to today, but coffee is likely to figure in there somewhere or perhaps today’s the day we’ll go to the tea house.

  1. BeckyB says:

    oh wow what amazing gifts – and loving the photo but is it square?!

  2. restlessjo says:

    What a lovely froth of brightness 🙂 🙂

  3. Heyjude says:

    Sure does look alien! Some sort of spider lily maybe? I wish I’d gone to Costa Rica when I was young enough to tolerate the heat and humidity, it looks like a fascinating place.

  4. Cheers to two wonderful gifts … and thanks for the beautiful gift you shared with us.

  5. peggy says:

    Such a delicate, unusual flower – a lovely color.

  6. Dan Antion says:

    I’ve watched too many movies and Star Trek episodes to ever get close to strange plant, even one as pretty as this one.

  7. Amy says:

    Wow, amazing. Thank you for sharing, Janet! We had to cancel our trip to CR last spring…

  8. All those thready arms! Pretty as it is I’d probably still be tempted to smell it or touch it! LOL!

    Have fun today! 😀

  9. What an amazing flower! Wow!

  10. Sue says:

    Fab colour!

  11. Ally Bean says:

    I’ve heard other people mention how much they enjoyed visiting Costa Rica. Your photo of a flower certainly makes me want to visit. How pretty and weird it is.

  12. Su Leslie says:

    I’m sure I e seen a very similar flower at the in-laws. I’ll check my photo archive, and wander round the garden next time I’m out there.

  13. I’ve never been there, and I’ve never seen anything that looked like that. Wow! Yes, to coffee.

  14. Teresa says:

    Love how vivid the pink is!

  15. Love that flower. Is it some sort of mimosa?

  16. Resa says:

    Simply stunning… wow! Love this!