The lush tropical vegetation

We had one of our Sinhala language lessons today and the view from the window was of this gorgeous flowering tree.

Yellow creepers on tree

Yellow creepers on tree

Aiming my camera a little to the left, you can see that this tree is not unique.

Yellow creepers on hillside

Yellow creepers on hillside

Well, we have flowering trees in the US, but what we don’t have as much of are heavy infestations of epiphytic plants growing on those trees. All that yellow one can see in the photos above are the flowers of an epiphytic vine that grows on the trees.

Life is just more abundant here in the tropics.




  1. Anna said,

    March 25, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Unless you are looking out your window in La Place, Louisiana staring at miles of cypress trees covered in kudzu and sphagnum moss. Then you have plenty.

  2. Tim said,

    March 25, 2009 at 10:33 am


  3. SHANNON Jackson said,

    March 27, 2009 at 7:16 am

    And then there is the moss that hangs down from the trees in the Olympic National forest. A researcher found lots of small epiphytes in the same trees. We have a local breed of orchid and they are epiphytes. They also found an amazing number of insects some of which were endemic to just one tree.

  4. pat hovis said,

    April 15, 2009 at 5:07 am

    You just gotta love those insects, just ask Zack.

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