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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Pictures Finally




These trees are amazing to me. The cycle seems to be that they look bare, dead. Then these red/orange flowers bloom. Slowly green leaves start to show, then they are all green. Then they produce long bean-like pods. Then they go bare again. I've watch the cycle a couple of times since I've been here




And here is a closeup of a bunch of the flowers.



And, I promised a picture of the afghan.




A simple shell stitch. Used up 2 colors of yarn from my stash. My next project is going to be knitted slip covers for my netbooks. More to use the yarn than any need I have. Just can't find a useful thing to knit for anyone down here in the tropics.

3 comments:

  1. That beautiful tree "looks" like a Royal Poinciana. Fell in love with them first is South Padre Island, Texas, then saw HUGE ones in Jamaica and the Bahamas. Sadly won't grow here.

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  2. Ben, I wonder if we could grow them like a 'bonsai' tree, they look so beautiful?

    The afghan is lovely! I really like how the shell stitch works in afghans. I have one that is done in jewel tones offset with white. It is so warm while looking light-n-airy with lots of texture.

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  3. That looks like the tree we had in the front yard when we lived in Loreto, Baja Sur. Ours was a scrawny little thing when we moved in imagine our surprise when it bloomed. I believe the locals called it "arbol de fuego" but my memory is quite faulty.

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