Category Archives: Flowers

618. Curaçao’s Hummingbird

Curaçao’s beloved Blenchi (Chlorostilbon mellisugus, blue-tailed emerald hummingbird) is only 8 cm (3 inches) long and that includes its notorious 0.7 inch bill. But don’t be fooled by its small size: it’s a mighty fierce little bird! The male Blenchi is magnificently

618. Curaçao’s Hummingbird

Curaçao’s beloved Blenchi (Chlorostilbon mellisugus, blue-tailed emerald hummingbird) is only 8 cm (3 inches) long and that includes its notorious 0.7 inch bill. But don’t be fooled by its small size: it’s a mighty fierce little bird! The male Blenchi is magnificently

722. Curaçao’s Yellow Blooms

‘Fin fin a kose un panja fel di gala pa kibrahacha.’ ‘Spring rain has sown a bright yellow gown for the ax breaker.’ Haiku by: Kodachi Ken Senshi Translation by: Carolina Gomes-Casseres Kibrahacha (literally: ‘ax-breaker’, Tabebuia Billbergii) bursts into bloom

722. Curaçao’s Yellow Blooms

‘Fin fin a kose un panja fel di gala pa kibrahacha.’ ‘Spring rain has sown a bright yellow gown for the ax breaker.’ Haiku by: Kodachi Ken Senshi Translation by: Carolina Gomes-Casseres Kibrahacha (literally: ‘ax-breaker’, Tabebuia Billbergii) bursts into bloom

727. Curaçao’s Beyísima

Our wild lady, Beyísima (Antigonon leptopus) simply requires a few spritzes of rain to transform into the Belle of Curaçao. She snakes her way into our hearts in record time, spreading her weedy tendrils (as long as 40 ft!), digging small

727. Curaçao’s Beyísima

Our wild lady, Beyísima (Antigonon leptopus) simply requires a few spritzes of rain to transform into the Belle of Curaçao. She snakes her way into our hearts in record time, spreading her weedy tendrils (as long as 40 ft!), digging small

764. Curaçao Romance

Strop’i Kakalaka = Cockroach Syrup. If that doesn’t work on your Djègèdjègè, you can always try these. But your best bet is always: #954. Yummy homemade Arep’i Pampuna. And a bouquet of these: #773. Faya Lobi (Fiery Love) Then maybe — if

764. Curaçao Romance

Strop’i Kakalaka = Cockroach Syrup. If that doesn’t work on your Djègèdjègè, you can always try these. But your best bet is always: #954. Yummy homemade Arep’i Pampuna. And a bouquet of these: #773. Faya Lobi (Fiery Love) Then maybe — if

773. Curaçao’s Faya Lobi

Despite its awesome name, Faya Lobi (Fiery Love), isn’t exactly feverish and wild. She tends to grow in protected residential gardens and her tiny four-leaf clover flowers blossom in neat, large clusters. She tends to create structured, centerpiece bouquets. Little

773. Curaçao’s Faya Lobi

Despite its awesome name, Faya Lobi (Fiery Love), isn’t exactly feverish and wild. She tends to grow in protected residential gardens and her tiny four-leaf clover flowers blossom in neat, large clusters. She tends to create structured, centerpiece bouquets. Little

903. Curaçao’s Lady of the Night

Dama djanochi muriendo mainta ta hari maluku. Dama djanochi emits its lovely perfume and dies at daybreak. By Elis Juliana When Dama djanochi is in bloom, her beautiful white flowers open for a few hours around midnight and close again

903. Curaçao’s Lady of the Night

Dama djanochi muriendo mainta ta hari maluku. Dama djanochi emits its lovely perfume and dies at daybreak. By Elis Juliana When Dama djanochi is in bloom, her beautiful white flowers open for a few hours around midnight and close again

946. Curaçao’s Palu di Lechi

Curaçao imported this plant from Madagascar after WWI, intending to start a rubber plantation (as luck would have it synthetic rubber was invented around this time, so the project failed) Today this plant is considered mata di mondi  (wild flower) as

946. Curaçao’s Palu di Lechi

Curaçao imported this plant from Madagascar after WWI, intending to start a rubber plantation (as luck would have it synthetic rubber was invented around this time, so the project failed) Today this plant is considered mata di mondi  (wild flower) as