Sunday, November 28, 2004

Frangipanis in bloom, Brisbane

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The sights, sounds and scents of a tropical summer are everywhere. Brisbane is a beautiful river city; the smooth, fast City Cats (Catamarans) can take you from one end of the city to the other....stretching from the University of Queensland in St. Lucia to Brett's Wharf (last stop downstream). Young women adorn their hair with fresh, fragrant frangipanis. Frangipani flowers have five elegant rounded petals with bright yellow centres; they have a soft, pretty scent. Though Frangipanis come in several colours, the creamy white Frangipani (Plumeria obtusa) is my favourite.

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