Wordful Wednesday-tropical flowers and wildlife

I LOVE tropical flowers. One of my favorite parts of our vacation was being surrounded by lush tropical foliage…….and as a bonus……..wild animals.

There was a pair of baby ostriches that wandered free on the grounds…..3 caged tigers and a bunch of large parrots.

The kids LOVED it. I could have done without the smell. But that’s just me.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    Momisodes says:

    Wow! Those flowers are gorgeous!
    I’ve never seen baby ostrich before.

    Looks like it was a wonderful time πŸ™‚

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    Tiaras and Tantrums says:

    looks beautiful

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    Live.Love.Eat says:

    So very cool. I am a total sucker for baby wildlife anything!!!!! Is that you in that bottom pic? even when I click on it it’s a bit small. But it looks adorable! Off to bed now…..

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    Kacey R. says:

    Free & wild wandering animals? Not for me. The flowers? I'll take that though! LOL Can't wait to hear more juicy details!

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    Muthering Heights says:

    They make for great photos though!

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    Halftime Lessons says:

    Beautiful, sweetie…bet it was an amazing time. Cant wait for a flood of photos…I hope!


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    Beautiful pictures! Looking forward to seeing more of them.

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    Natalie says:

    wow! those are really pretty flowers and great pictures! and i’m with you… i can usually do without the smells.

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    BoufMom9 says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL flowers! Just gorgeous! I love flowers too and am loving the spring FINALLY being here πŸ™‚

    Happy WW!

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    T Rex Mom says:

    Great photos – looks like just an amazing vacation! The flowers must not have smelled strong enough to cancel out the animals!

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    Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane says:

    Beautiful colorful foliage…and interesting combination of animals…where do ostriches and tigers live together? Hmmm…

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    Life with Kaishon says:

    Kaishon would have been in HEAVEN! He just loves animals. Baby Tigers? That would have made him SO happy! I am glad you had such a wonderful time!

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    Casey's trio says:

    WOW! Tigers? My girls would have gone crazy!

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    MOMMY-MOMO says:

    ahhh spring is in the air! i love it!

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    Elaine A. says:

    Did you go to Hawaii? So jealous… : )

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    NateAndJakesMom says:

    On a blustery winter-like day here I am lovin’ those pictures. Not fair but lovin’ in nonetheless!

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    Babies of any variety are so fun–and what gorgeous flowers!

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    Threeundertwo says:

    I love tropical flowers too! Such fabulous colors.

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    I’m new to your Wordful Wednesday, but I’ve seen it on other people’s blogs so I thought I’d play along.

    Pretty flowers!!

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    Sara Bonds says:

    Lovely flowers. I want Spring to come already. Happy WW!

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    scrappysue says:

    so colourful! i can only imagine that stinky ostriches too angie!

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    Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says:

    C'mon spring!!!! Lovely flowers <3

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    I love tropical flowers too!

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    Ritch in Love says:

    I hear ya on the smell thing. But isn’t amazing to see such young wild animals wandering free amongst humans? Those flowers are beautiful! I am imagining the fragrance now!

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    Beautiful flowers. I love being around animals. Tigers!?!

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    Blogging Mama Andrea says:

    This is my first time playing but I really like the idea!

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    Now I’m thinking of vacations… Nice!

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    Wow, that is pretty darn cool. Beautiful photos.

    I am over here at 2:30AM my time b/c one of the babies woke up. I was thinking that I would be in the top ten on the list but I guess there are a bunch of night owls out there. Oh Well. πŸ™‚

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    Cecily R says:

    Fabulous shots, Angie! Love the collage!

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    Beautiful, love the flower pictures! A magical WW to you!

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    The Blonde Duck says:

    Gorgeous flowers!

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    Following Him says:

    Beautiful flowers and great WW πŸ™‚

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    Hootin' Anni says:

    My W W this week is also ‘wildlife’ in form of backyard viewing. I too love the hibiscus flowers!!!!

    My W W is posted if you’d like to join me. But, the photos aren’t of the best quality today…I had to photograph them through the dining room window this time!!

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    Wayfaring Wanderer says:

    Beautiful flowers!

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    Heather @ Not a DIY Life says:

    I love tropical flowers too! Such vibrant colors!!

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    mommytoalot says:

    Those are absolutely gorgeous!

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    RenΓ©e aka Mekhismom says:

    Beautiful flowers. I am trying to guess where you went. Hmm, still can’t figure it out. I am waiting for answers.

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    blueviolet says:

    It sounds like heaven, Angie. (not the animal smell part)

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    Sparkette says:

    I miss the smells of Hawaii, of the flowers πŸ™‚

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    4 Lettre Words says:

    Me, too!! Beautiful!

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    I love flowers.Is that a program you use to put your pictures up like that? I am going to do a post later on today that explains the whole Round Robin event. I hope you can come. Have a great day. Your flowers made me think Spring is really coming.

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    Ronda's Rants says:

    Beautiful…I feel the same way about flowers!

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    welcome back! i missed Wordful Wednesday! But the vacation looks amazing–the flowers are beautiful!

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    I won’t deny it. I’m a little jealous. I woke up to snow again this morning and am jonesing for some sunshine and flowers.

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    Those are beautiful!

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says:

    I absolutely love tropical flowers! And baby ostriches would be cool to see – sans the smell, though! πŸ˜‰

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    Love the picture! I have trouble keeping flowers alive! LOL

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    Glad you had a wonderful trip and glad you’re back. Guest contributors were great.

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    MyLinda says:

    Your pictures make me yearn to visit someplace “tropical”!!

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    β™₯spoiled mommyβ™₯ says:

    Looks like you enjoyed yourself just way too much!! πŸ˜‰

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    I love flowers like that. They are just so pretty to have around. I do not have a green thumb and I envy everyone who does.

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    mommaof4wife2r says:

    since we’re in indiana, there’s not too many pretty flowers that are tropical…but this week in florida, has been full of great flowers! i love them too!

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    Kathleen W. says:

    I’m so jealous!

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    ParentingPink says:

    Gorgeous! So glad you had a wonderful vacation!

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    Eudae-Mamia says:

    Wandering wild animals freak me out – not in a shoot them kind of way, but in a let someone else enjoy it kind of way.

    You’re a brave mama.

    And the smells. Yeah.

    Adore the flowers though! Bet those smelled a lot better πŸ™‚

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    Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor says:

    I love the flowers. It reminds me of the USVI , the island of St. John. We honeymooned there and have been back 8 times since. Such beauty.

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    Veggie Mom says:

    This is EXACTLY why I’d love to live in a tropical clime. These flowers are just gorgeous!

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    Kristin says:

    I miss the flowers in Hawaii. The ones you can just pick and sew into a Lei. CA has some nice flowers too. We have tulips. And snow. Still waiting for spring…

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    Beautiful flowers and I love the parrot!

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    DysFUNctional Mom says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    brunger bunch says:

    So pretty, I love those flowers. Cant wait to see and hear more!

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    Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) says:

    Love the flower!

    Happy Wednesday!

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    I just love the collage of pictures, really beautiful.

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    Kelli @ Gohn Crazy says:

    Gorgeous flowers.

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    Courtney says:

    My post today is about Violets! How i love spring flowers!

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    Mrs. D Lightful says:

    I LOVE tropical flowers…yay for spring!!!

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    Jennifer says:

    Beautiful flower photos.

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    Love the flowers!! Just gorgeous:-)

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    MommyAmy says:

    I love tropical flowers too! Whenever I visit my inlaws in CA I’m always jealous of some of the stuff in their yards. πŸ™‚

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    Mama Zen says:

    Caged tigers? Wow!

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    Carissa(GoodnCrazy) says:

    I had to click on the picture to REALLY enjoy those flowers…

    Really you don’t love tiger poop smell?

    Okay so do ‘we’ all know where you went yet??

    Was it Tijuana?

    I linked to my home page, but have to scroll down for the favion tute.. sorry!

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    I am living vicariously through your vacation…

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    Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom says:

    Fabulous! I love tropical flowers and lush vegetation too, thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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    ChefDruck says:

    Beautiful pictures. I can almost smell the flowers. I hope you’ll share more pics of your trip with us!

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    Michelle says:

    Oh, beautiful flowers. Ok, now I think you were in Hawaii. πŸ™‚

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    Looks like you had a blast. Beautiful flowers.

    Visiting from SITS.

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    sassy stephanie says:

    Makes me wish I had a REALLY good camera. I would love to play around with it and take pics of flowers, leaves, etc. So pretty.

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    Mark and Kiss says:

    Vibrant colors! Beautiful flowers. Sounds like a really neat place. How fun to have the exotic animals, the tigers would have scared me, lol.

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    Mrs. Marine says:

    Gorgeous flowers! I agree I love tropical flowers!

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    Glad your back! Those pictures are wonderful!

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    Stephanie says:

    Beautiful. The flowers remind me of where we go in Mexico, too….and the housekeepers make us fresh arrangements daily…ahhhh….the life πŸ™‚ We (my husband) have parrots in our basement…this really is the zoo! SQUAWK