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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:35 pm 
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Our local Red Bird of Paradise( Caesalpinia pulcherrima) is one of the most common flowers in Tucson all summer long and gets little recognition. So here it is.
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Our local Red Bird of Paradise( Caesalpinia pulcherrima) is one of the most common flowers in Tucson all summer long and gets little recognition.


I can't imagine how. It practically screams "Hey look at me!". Sure is a pretty and bright bloom.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:19 am 
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Foxy,
In and around housing I think you'd see one at least every 200 feet. People become blind to them the same way people become "green blind" in Oregon and Washington.
Pitty they can't notice the "trees for the forest"( I know---technically it's ”Can’t see the forest for the trees” but I think the reverse is true when one is inundated with massive repetative stimuli of any sort. Image ).
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Sorry they aren't FUZZY,
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Hi Ed. The first time I catually noticed a pulcherrimus, was while visiting my sister in Hawaii.
A person across the street had one & it seemd to be a bit more red maybe, as I recall (?)
Anyways, I skipped getting seeds, simply because even back hen, they checked your luggage for 'contraband' i.e. plant life, in any way, shape or form.
I sorta got out of that anyways, when I went through.
I was aked 'What have you got in here?"
My reply' was "A Bunch of Dirty Clothes!" :lol:
That was all it took, to avoid having my luggage inspected.
Good thing, 'cause I'd been to China Town!
Bye, Shawn


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Nice plant and flowers.

Who are you calling green blind?? :wink: The green is what gets me through the winter and it's always a welcome sight to see the different shades of green emerging from trees and shrubs in the spring.


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luv2grdn,
Sorry--I didn't mean everyone. Many times though a PNW resident will be suprised after vacationing and coming back to the ever present blanket of green up there. I have been guilty of that first few times I returned from trips to California.
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I was just kidding. One does get used to their common surroundings. I grew up in the NW and have always appreciated what we get from all the rain, but as I get older, the dark rainy days are getting harder to cope with.

I once spent a summer in MO and couldn't wait to get back to the big trees and green.


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Nice one Ed. I need to get myself a couple of those. Do you have the one with yellow flowers?


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Pitty they can't notice the "trees for the forest"( I know---technically it's ”Can’t see the forest for the trees” but I think the reverse is true when one is inundated with massive repetative stimuli of any sort. ).


I have to agree with that :)

Don't worry about the lack of fuzzies. I'm also into those delecate compound leaves and nice looking blooms too :D

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