Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Flowers: Mexico at Christmas time

Poinsettia in my family's yard in Tepic Mexico
My dad took these pictures of the poinsettia and honeysuckle flowers in their yard in Mexico. They are also enjoying Hummingbirds, Orioles and Kiskadees in the garden at this time of year. The night time temperatures at their elevation are around freezing but the days are warmer after the sun gets up.

Honeysuckle on the fence behind the house in the late afternoon
Some may think our snowy landscape in Ontario is "Christmas-sy" but I think these flowers are far more festive. Apparently there are hundreds of lighted poinsettias on the trees along the streets in the city.

Poinsettia macro


  1. Beautiful.To be able to enjoy all this color at christmas time is very special.

  2. I've never felt more surrounded by Christmas than when I celebrated in Oaxaca with true family spirit, bright colors, lights and decorations, and No Snow.

    I see the poinsettia blooming in S TX during the winter when visiting Mom. Always amazed at the bushes of brilliance.

  3. I like the color of the honeysuckle.I used to eat the nectar off it when I was a kid.

  4. The colours of Christmas...beautiful reds, greens, oranges...and (sigh)white. I think I am ready to forego a white Canadian Christmas, and simply dream about it!..Lovely shots!

  5. Mexico Mom9:42 pm GMT-5

    Love the photographer and his daughter and family. I have enjoyed 40 tropical Christmas Seasons mixed in with many snowy Canadian ones.

  6. What a gorgeous sight that must be. Just beautiful.


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