A Word A Week Challenge: Tropical

I wish it were tropical at this very moment.  Although last weekend sure felt like the tropics when it was hovering around past the 30 degrees Celsius mark 😉

I haven’t been to anything very tropical in a long time. Hong Kong kind of counts but I didn’t take pictures of anything showed it too much.  Then there was Egypt, but hmm..not sure which picture to choose.

When I think of tropical, I think of fruits like mango, pineapple, durian, mangosteen, etc.  That sort of thing. But then another thing is usually even more tropical is colourful flowers.  It doesn’t have to be warm outside and I don’t necessarily have to be on vacation (of course, thats always a plus) but when flowers are blooming in their different colours filling up the garden or streets outside, I fly to somewhere tropical in my mind.

I was playing around my camera a bit yesterday after dinner around my backyard and testing out shots.  It might not feel very tropical but it warmed up my mind 🙂

Beautiful Pink Flowers!

Beautiful Pink Flowers!

White Wild Roses (I think)

White Wild Roses (I think)

Yellow flowers

These are the sunlight in my garden right now! Yellow flowers

More Yellow flowers

More Yellow flowers

I know I’m stretching it with lavenders but they are awesome flowers 🙂

Gorgeous Lavenders

Gorgeous Lavenders

Now okay, bright colored animals do the trick.  How many of you link wonderful pink flamingos to tropical? Because I do!

Flamingos at the Toronto Zoo

Flamingos at the Toronto Zoo

To end off, as far as flowers go, no flower reminds me of tropical quite like bright colored hibiscus flowers!

Hibiscus at Lamma Island

Hibiscus at Lamma Island, Hong Kong

This is my response to this week’s word in Sue’s dictionary: TROPICAL! Please go check out her beautiful blog A Word in Your Ear right HERE to see other responses to the challenge and more 🙂 Maybe you’d like to join in, the more the merrier 🙂

Happy Friday everyone! 🙂