Artwork, travel, and musings by artist, Gail H. Shelton.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Bloom Where You are Planted
One of the islands had a lot more vegetation on it. There were actually some flowers. The Galapagos cotton flower is in the hibiscus family...looked very similar to one. The yellow cordia had small yellow flowers and attracted lots of bees and butterflies. In fact, the guide told us not to wear yellow or pink, so the bees and wasps would not bother us. There was also a poison apple tree that had small hard green fruit on it that was poisonous for humans.
The blossoms of the yellow cordia were falling on the ground, and we saw one of the large land iguanas eating them! I guess there is a use for all of the elements on the island.