Ruby Tuesday: Alpinia purpurata



red ginger lilies
preening like proud cockerels
hungering for hens

© 2009 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo taken in El Valle de Antón, Panama

Posted on November 23, 2009, in my digital photos, my haiku, Panama, Ruby Tuesday. Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. What a pretty red ginger lilly…….

  2. looks like a queen, really that stands out amidst her green audience!

    Have a great day!
    Come and visit my place if you have the time!

  3. A perfect poem for your lovely photo.

  4. So pretty! these are quiet commonly found here in Singapore too.

  5. what presence..simply majestic!!

  6. That is soooo red! Gorgeous. First I thought bromeliad and then I saw the leaves and thought Hawaii. Gorgeous. Thanks for visiting my Ruby Tuesday and for the wonderful haiku. B : )

  7. I have never seen flowers like this before. They are very pretty.

  8. Gorgeous flowers and a very clever haiku, Magical Mystical Teach! 🙂

  9. I LOVE all your haikus and this RT photo.


  10. I’ve never seen this flower. It’s quite a show-off. Nice color, too.

  11. Beautiful! I love your description too!

  12. What a name for such a beautiful flower, lol !

    I didn’t understand either why there are still Che Guevara photos around, I hardly know him.

  13. Gorgeous ruby red!!

  14. I always wondered what those flowers were called. I like the haiku too, great post!

  15. We have these in Singapore and here too. lovely colour. Did you have a good holiday in the Panama?

  16. You are so talented with words and photography! This blog is delightful!
    Best wishes, Natasha.

  17. So luscious, so moist, so colorful, so tropical, so different from my world.

  18. omgosh! that is too gorgeous….love it!

    thanks for coming by on my page…glad to be here!

  19. Love this plant. Great color.

  20. It was one of my favourite flower back in Singapore. Love the color and smell!

  21. It’s beautiful!

    Mine are here and here.

  22. Lovely picture! That’s the kind of plants we have potted on our window sills, they’d never survive outside here.
    What a lovely poem you wrote in my comments, truly lovely!

  23. Thanks for visiting my entry last week.

    That is a lovely ginger lily. My neighbor has one but I think it was pink.

    Mine is up fr this week:

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