Just back from the third annual community service project in El Paraiso, Honduras. Lots of moving dirt and digging holes, but for a kindergarten in Lainez, not for a garden.
Nevertheless, it's difficult not to notice the surrounding plant life. The brilliant colors sparkled in the tropical sunshine.
A yellow thistle-like plant was in bloom in the plaza at Lainez . . .
At the kindergarten at Los Tablones, a pink lily was in full flower . . .
a yellow canna lily was beginning to open . . .
and a red canna lily glistened after the morning rain.
Up in these mountains, bromiliads dotted the tree branches. Pines along the ridge road through Los Tablones sported orange-flowering Tillandsia species.
And at Lainez, a Tillandsia fasciculata was just budding up among the branches of a mango tree.
Everywhere, little wildflowers could be seen. I could identify a star sedge . . .
. . . but forgot to ask about the names of these others.
Maybe next year.