Friday, May 25, 2007

gardens and palms

gardens in front of the Ethnological Museum, Addis Ababa

gardens at the Holy Trinity Church, Addis Ababa
gardens beside the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Addis Ababa

palm on the grounds of the Goha Hotel, Gondar (anybody able to identify the palm for me?)

gardens on the grounds of the Goha Hotel, Gondar
allee of trees in the Royal Enclosure, Gondar

gardens by the beach at the Bekele Mola Hotel, Lake Langano
gardens at a hotel in Nazret where we had breakfast

same gardens as above

Thursday, May 24, 2007

some flowers

Bottle brush tree, in gardens of the Yeha Hotel, Axum.

Crown-of-thorns in gardens of Goha Hotel, Gondar.

Crown of thorns, Euphorbia milii var. splendens, in the gardens beside the Seventh-day Adventist church, Addis Ababa.
Hollyhock, Alcea rosea
Hollyhock, single white form, Alcea rosea, in the gardens of the Goha Hotel, Gondar.

Agapanthus

????, anybody? , small flowering tree in the gardens of the Goha Hotel, Gondar.
Hibiscus in the gardens of the Goha Hotel, Gondar.
Hibiscus in the gardens of the Yeha Hotel, Axum.
Hibiscus in the gardens of the Goha Hotel, Gondar.

Following the heady fragrance in the warm morning air, I found frangipani, in the gardens of the Goha Hotel, Gondar.

Frangipani or lei flower, Plumeria alba, in the gardens of the Bekele Mola Hotel on Lake Langano.

Royal Poinciana with what I think may be Acacia raddiana in the background, on the beach of the Bekele Mola Hotel, Lake Langano.


Delonix regia, Royal Poinciana. Native to Madagascar, this lovely spreading, fast growing tree grows to 40 feet. It is deciduous and blooms in late spring and through summer.