How Sweet it is.

This brilliant eye catcher is known as the primavera tree. It is very prominent in Puerto Vallarta at this time of year, even though it is not a native species to this countryDSC_0018

These large trees are actually native to South America, and is the national flower of Brazil and Venezuela. Once the blooms are finished, leaves will emerge, usually in the rainy season.

Their sweet fragrance attracts both bees and hummingbirds, and the large flowers, 1-3″, are pollinated by visiting bats. The wood is also prized for it’s few knots and very straight grain.DSC_0077DSC_0073DSC_0081

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When I saw the word for this weeks photo challenge, the title for this blog just popped into my head. The phrase really does not have anything to do with flowers ,but was uttered by Jackie Gleason in the 1963 movie Papa’s Delicate Condition.

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Bougainvillea
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Mexican Honey Suckle

 Next week we plan a trip to the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens. This seems to have become an annual event, but one that never disappoints. Pictures to follow. Until then, cheers.

And now for a totally different kind of sweet. A child’s delight, and a dentists nightmare.IMG_1612

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6 thoughts on “How Sweet it is.

    • Dan Drews February 21, 2018 / 9:08 am

      We try to walk by this shop as quickly as our cravings will allow! Thank you for dropping by.

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  1. Maggie February 19, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I love the way this large tree brightens up the city.

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  2. ethicalartisans February 19, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    The Primavera looks absolutely amazing. Its wonderful to be introduced to something so lovely that one never knew

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    • Dan Drews February 20, 2018 / 9:02 am

      There is such an abundance of flowers here that are native to this area. It is a feast for the eyes and the camera. Thank you for your comment. cheers.

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