Monday, February 1, 2010

Cactus Monday Pictures from Paramaribo

I was in Suriname last week, only for 24 hours.
After breakfast I walked towards the Suriname River convinced I would find a cactus for Monday.
And I did!
A cactus in the jungle.....
In the hotel garden I found an Euphorbia milii.
It's spines would make you think it is a cactus, but it is a succulent.
(crown of thorns)
This one had very beautiful flowers.
My grandmother had a huge one when I was little and I loved those flowers
(picture from the internet)
My Grandma's looked more like this one.
I remember I picked the flowers and white milk came out of them. I only found out today that they are part of the Spurge family (Euphorbiaceae): a large family of flowering plants with 300 genera and around 7,500 species. Most are herbs, but some, especially in the tropics, are also shrubs or trees. Some are succulent and resemble cacti.
Happy Cactus Monday!


  1. Beautiful plants and flowers! Succulents and cacti just seem to go so well together! Both are beautiful and many succulents have spines too.

  2. The first pic - looks like a really nice place, so green. I like the Euphorbia milii - pretty.

  3. Jaaaaaaaaaa ,mijn oma had ze ook en die witte melk....oeps als je dit soort dingen zegt ...word je oud haha.
    Heerlijk toch jeugdherinneringen.

  4. This looks like another beautiful place! Wonderful photo of such a pretty plant.

    I hope Felix is feeling better ;)


  5. U r on vacation??Love the place and the pics. Beautiful pink blooms! Love it!

    HCM Marianne!

  6. Another visual treat form another exotic place...Lovely! HCM! :)

  7. You go to the most exotic places Marianne. I am so glad you take us along by showing us pictures you take. What luck finding a Cactus. HCM.

  8. I have never heard of the Republic of Suriname in South America. Oh My, how beautiful. It is amazing the interesting places you get to go. It is just great that you take us with you virtually. I love succulents. There are so many different kinds, with and without thorns. Thank you for your comments and well wishes on my Blog. Judy

  9. my god marianne, you travel the world. i don't even know where this IS but now i will find out! these flowers are gorgeous and so are all your photos.

    love love

  10. Hello Marianne,
    I love these pink blossoms. They are so pretty and bring happiness to our know we as ladies always love flowers!
    Happy Cactus Monday and take care:)

  11. What a neat place to get to visit if only for 24 hours! Looked like a pretty day there! Love all your Euphorbia....

  12. Stunning picture of the flowers, will definitely make my day. Keep posting.

  13. I love these photos Marianne...especially the flowering!!! the colours and details of those blooms are amazing.....

    you capture some pretty shots and we are right there with you!!!

    Thank you for sharing these...



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