Tropical flowers

As you may know already, Trevor and I spent last week in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.  As you can imagine, it was a bit difficult to get back in the swing of things. . . I’m still trying to get on top of the stuff on my desk.  But I’m really not looking for any sympathy (and I’m sure I wouldn’t get any!)—I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to spend a week in a tropical paradise.

The flowers, of course, are stunning down south—the bougainvillea is everywhere and I never get tired of looking at it’s beautiful, bright flowers.

And it never fails to stop me in my tracks when I see a huge hibiscus bloom, just by the side of the street—I’m so used to being in Minnesota that I really think of hibiscus as more of a houseplant than something that will get as big as a bus outside. (Although there are varieties of hibiscus that are, theoretically, hardy here.)

Hibiscus

More hibiscus

We also ran across another flower that I didn’t recognize (not that that really surprises me, but it’s always fun to see something new).

Mystery flower

If anyone knows what this is, please share—it reminds me of something (particularly the throat of it) but for the life of me I cannot put my finger on what. (These blooms were about 3-4 inches across.)

This weekend’s weather might help me adjust back to normal life—it looks like high temperatures in the mid-50s are predicted. . . I’m SO ready for spring!  :)

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