As an Interim Innkeeper I get to spend time arranging flowers for many of the inns I take care of. Often we have flowers in the great room or on the breakfast tables. Right now we are working in Colorado and the only flowers available are these uninspiring ones from the grocery store.
I so wish I was back in the Caribbean and could make a display like this - - -
WOW, right? That one was in the dining room and here's another from the hotel lobby- Don't you love it??
One of my favorite things on our last vacation was enjoying all "las flores"... I took so many pictures that Kirk was deleting them behind my back. So now I can share the ones that are left with you!
This is a botanical garden that we visited on Mt Isabel de Torres in Puerto Plata. I had to take this photo because Kirk matches these flores so well! To get to this botanical garden we took a scary aerial tramride up to the top of the mountain but once there it was magic. We wandered around for hours and marveled at all the tropical plants and flowers. Just amazing. Then we had a pic-nic lunch overlooking the whole city and the ocean beyond. If you are ever in the DR, it's a great place.
We also spent some time in Santo Domingo and this is a typical street there. You wouldn't even need to bring "las flores" into your home.... they just grow there.
So anyhow, I miss "las flores" and now I'll go back to making my uninspired floral arrangements. SIGH!