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Photo Thursday: Open Air Shopping

There is an outdoor market (along with a few other small shops) near the Swazi Candle factory. We didn't have enough time here, in part because the grounds had some interesting plants, like these bird of paradise, that called for a second look.

Actually, I just have a thing for bird of paradise. Like bougainvillea, it is one of the plants I want to be able to grown in my garden some day. (Because that would mean I am living somewhere warm!)

This isn't a great photo, but I like the way it obscures the vaguely English two-story shop in the background. . . sort of a "where am I photo."

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At November 09, 2011 8:43 PM, Anonymous Nancie said...

One of my favorite tropical flowers. You have captured it nicely.

At November 09, 2011 11:40 PM, Anonymous jade said...

it's also one of Bob's favorite flowers- he loves them.

At November 10, 2011 12:35 AM, Blogger Muza-chan said...

Beautiful phot :)

At November 10, 2011 1:44 AM, Anonymous Easy Hiker said...

That's one flower we don't have in Europe. Very pretty too.

At November 10, 2011 2:10 AM, Anonymous Denise said...

I feel the same about orchids. i love them!

At November 10, 2011 6:57 AM, Anonymous InsideJourneys said...

It's a great shot, Travel Gal. Also one of my favorite flowers.

At November 10, 2011 2:22 PM, Anonymous Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista said...

Beautiful picture! I love Bouganvillea too :)They grow like weeds in So Cal.

At November 10, 2011 3:36 PM, Anonymous Leigh said...

Seeing these growing outside and not in a florist's vase is a very good sign with the approaching winter.

At November 10, 2011 5:09 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

Ah, but it is spring in Swaziland!

At November 23, 2011 9:53 AM, Blogger cheap travel system said...

Its really nice flower,just like a butterfly sitting to collect nector.wonderful it is.
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