You would think that living in a tropical zone would mean much lush vegetation, but because we are in South Texas, the average temperature in the summer is about 2015 degrees Fahrenheit and 38 Celcius (Can you tell I did not do well in math and science courses?) Seriously, it is a parched area down here so when the rains come in September, it is a welcome relief from the drought we constantly live in. In spite of the arid conditions, there are still many plants and flowers around that seem to defy the lack of moisture with their beauty. Here are just a few:
This is the hibiscus. This is t he flower that you will see girls put over one ear to show how tropically sexy they are or just how much Tecate they have imbibed and how sexy they think they are.
This done in watercolor would be so beautiful.
This natural fuschia color can be found in the bouganvilla plant which takes forever to grow.
There are actually purple trees down here.
This is one in downtown Brownsville by the Immaculate Cathedral.
We also have red trees down here.
It is so strange seeing purple and red trees… sober.
These flowers at Paragraphs bookstore on South Padre Island, struck me as immensely beautiful. I have always loved vibrant colors.