I had a short afternoon walk around my neighborhood yesterday. I passed by the front-yard of a junior high school, there were several flower plants that I saw. One of them was Red Hibiscus. Because it looked beautiful, I stopped for a while to take pictures. After that I continued walking to meet some people that I recognized. There were several other species of tropical flowers that I saw including zinnia elegans, and plumeria. There was a huge building of a Catholic church in my neighborhood. The name of the church was Santo Agustinus. Its surrounding yard had some flower plants too. I could not identify their names because I did not have the field guide book for the tropical flowers of New Guinea or Indonesia.
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Near the entrance gate of the church complex, there was a plant whose flowers were big. I approached it and took some photographs. The flower plant was called Beach Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus). It is a pale yellow marshmallow hibiscus with pale yellow petals.
I also saw a beautiful butterfly that was sitting on a banana leaf. I took a picture of it and did some research on the internet. From the information that I read in butterflycorner.net, this beautiful insect is called Große Eierfliege or Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina). It belongs to the family of Nymphalidae.
It was not only flowers that grow in my neighborhood. There were also coconut, jack fruit, banana, papaya, and mango. Because we were at the end of dry season, and at the beginning of rainy season, some of the trees that I saw had fruits in them. Walking around my neighborhood is a good past time activity. written by Charles Roring