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I love that poinsettias are in bloom at Christmas here. No one intended for them to be Christmas decorations, but they are.

Passion Fruit and Its Flower

James is trying to grow a different variety of passion fruit in the garden. Up here in the mountains, we have a small variety that tastes great, but doesn’t make a lot of juice. This is the larger variety of passion fruit, which grows in Vientiane.

So far, our vine has produced less than 10 fruits and some flowers that might turn into fruit. Aren’t the flowers crazy beautiful?! We hope our passion fruit vines will give us lots of passion fruit juice!

Angel’s Trumpet

Isn’t that a beautiful tree? It’s growing in my yard and smells lovely in the evenings. It sort of reminds me of something from a Dr. Seuss book. I looked it up online and found out that it’s an Angel’s Trumpet tree from South America. Somehow it got to Laos! It’s also called brugmansia. More at Wikipedia