Author’s note: This is the third post in my series on my recent trip to Honduras. To read more, click here.
“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world”. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the most delightful things I saw in Roatan was the large variety of tropical flowers. Those who follow my blog know I have an obsession with photographing flowers. Flowers bring an immense level of joy to people. They are so delicate, so fragrant and so colorfully beautiful. I just love flowers as they always make me happy.
The tropical landscape of Honduras makes it an ideal place for flowers. In fact, there are over 5,000 plant species inhabiting its four diverse forest ecosystems: Pine forests, cloud forests, rainforest and mangroves.
The orchid is the national flower of Honduras and there are over 600 different species! There are also lots of different species of Hibiscus, Birds of Paradise and other gorgeous creations. Just around my hotel in West Bay, I captured these beauties on my short one block walk to the beach. Here are some of my favorites.
Stay tuned….more coming soon!