Monday, March 7, 2011


03.07.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

Profuse with blossoms, this orchid tree shows layers of depth and color. This is the first year in a long time that the trees have been so laden - this old tree even traded its leaves for flowers! As beautiful as those flowers are, the tree is, unfortunately, considered an invasive species in Florida. The non-native plant can displace native ones in the environment, thus disrupting the natural balance.

When considering what is 'native' or 'natural' in humanity, there are, seemingly, some common denominators. Dow Chemical's The Human Element is a cleverly designed and thought provoking video about the interrelationship between human and physical elements and the Periodic Chart of Human Elements further specifies the detailed list. But what really denotes the 'native-ness' of the human species? compassion? affiliation? peace? love? or something less optimistic? 1st Ave S & 4th St, Naples, FL


  1. Oh, these are just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the dose of spring color!

  2. Keep those flower shots coming - Im colour starved. These are beautiful.

  3. What beautiful blossoms. Very refreshing contrast to the cold white we have hear. Thanks.