2 Contrasting Flowers

There are not many flowers more different from each other than this Heliconia and the Desert Rose in my garden that I snapped the other day while looking for butterflies. The Heliconia is so typical of Costa Rica, found from coast to coast, mainly in tropical lowlands but also other places. While the Desert Rose is a specialty pot plant rather atypical of Costa Rica that I got from my old friend and neighbor Anthony, years ago when he returned to the states. Since he has now died, it is sort of a living memorial to him. It’s rather delicate, requiring morning sun only and not too much water to keep blooming. It’s a faithful favorite for me!

Heliconia, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

And 2 shots of the Desert Rose . . .

Desert Rose, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Desert Rose, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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¡Pura Vida!

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