We have started an exercise walking program with my brother, Dennis. After planning to do this for a couple of months, we were finally able to get out and do it.
I decided to take along my camera but taking clear photos was difficult because of the strong winds. My brother didn't know what kind of bird this was. He says a lot of people have let loose their pet birds so there's a lot of non-native birds around that he doesn't recognize.
I thought this was a pretty fuschia colored succulent flower. It was being used as a border planting.
I don't often see white bougainvillea. They're usually red, pink or purple.
I thought this was the red flower that we used to suck the nectar from as kids but Dennis says the leaves are different. You'd be amazed at the stuff we used to snack on as kids. Guava, star fruit, berries, tangerines, mangoes, etc. were all easy pickings on the roadsides and in neighbor's yards.
As we walked by this plant I was surprised by the strong smell. It's the same scent and flower we saw all over Japan. However, the blossoms were white instead of the golden color we saw in Japan. It was called Kinmokusei (Osmanthus) but the heady scent was the same.
It was a lovely day for a Sunday walk and now I think I'll just take a little nap.