Pirates and flowers

A pirate ship in Guayaquil? Well, kind of... It's supposed to be a replica of Henry Morgan's ship, and although the city was attacked by pirates in the past, Morgan was not one of the attackers!
We got in it at night, we watched the city at night from the Guayas river, there was an open bar and music... you know, the pirate's life, hahaha

Walking was great, we found many beautiful parks and gardens, huge colourful flowers or tiny and delicate, that made us feel so nice!

Some bugs were flying around or resting on leaves or flower petals... But those are for the next post ;)

Some of the flowers reminded me of my grandma's garden when I was a kid, good memories came back and made my smile even bigger...

... Until I felt someone was staring at me, I turned around and found no bird, no bug, no person, but this...

Can you see the face or is it just my paranoia??? hahaha


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh yes I can see a face here. I wonder how this happened?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiful pictures by the way. Your evening on the pirate boat souonds romantic.

Mary said...

You are not paranoid, Mel! I see that face in the tree.

You are a delight. Taking a tour of the gardens with you gives me a mental picture of you saying, "Stop, wait! Let me photography this beautiful flower!", grinning from ear to ear.

I love the enthusiasm in your posts.


Anonymous said...

there is a sort of sketch around the tree trunk, though it could be done by someone else, or maybe a natural characteristic of the tree. who knows.

Gig Harbor florist

Mel said...

Hello Lisa! At first, when I saw the face, I thought it was made by someone, but when I got closer I noticed it was the tree, during the walk in that particular park we found a few more of those, I asked some people there but nobody knew the name of the tree, branches were too high and pics from the bottom were not helpful :(

Oh! And the pirate ship was very romantic and fun!

Hi Mary! I so want to walk around and explore with you sometime, you can take the great pics you are used to while I jump around pointing at everything, deal? ;)

¡Hola Arlene! As I said to Lisa, later on we saw a few more trees with that characteristic, too bad I couldn't find out what it was :(

Carolyn H said...

Oh, my gosh! I have a face tree, too! (It stares in my bedroom window). I'll have to take a photo and put it on my blog so you can see it.

Carolyn H.

dguzman said...

Scary tree!

What beautiful plants and flowers. The pirate ship looks smaller than I imagined it would, though -- but all I know about pirates I learned from Cpt Jack Sparrow and Will Turner....

Sherry at the Zoo said...

OH my gosh! I see the face too! Too bizarre. I wonder what caused it?

RuthieJ said...

Hi Mel,
I really like the face tree, but not as much as all of the beautiful flower you photographed. The colors are fantastic. Looks like a perfect day for a walk outdoors.

Mel said...

Carolyn! I saw the face on your tree!!! I feel better now, hahaha

dguzman, it was scary when I turned around and saw it there, hehe... I thought the pirate ships would be bigger too ;)

Hi Sherry! I want to find out what kind of tree it was, maybe it is something related to its kind..

Hola Ruthie, it was a nice day, plus I had great company ;) and it made it even better!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh I see the face!!! it's there

Love your blog, Deena

Mel said...

Hi Deena!
I'm glad to know that it wasn't my mind playing tricks on me! hahaha
Thanks for stopping by :)

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