I can't help but take pictures of flowers. All kinds. These happen to be tropical blooms but I take picture of regular backyard blossoms, too. The bird-of-paradise (orange) flower was taken at the Boerner Botanical gardens (popularly known as the Domes) in Milwaukee WI. The white hibiscus may have been taken in the same place but I am not positive now. The water lilies were photographed at Whitnall Park gardens in suburban Milwaukee, WI. These photos and more are now available on Flickr.