It sounds like a problem no one would empathize with…but the sad truth is that over time one can become immune to the tropical beauty that surrounds them when living in paradise.

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Cowhorn orchid

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Pink frangipani

Every day we idly pass blooms that would merit exclamations of joy from a tourist who’s never seen an orchid or a bougainvillea growing like a weed while shamelessly showing off colors that have yet to be named.

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Red hibiscus

Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the hibiscus!

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Night orchid

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Peek-a-boo! Baby green iguana finds a hiding space!

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Bougainvillea – one of many, many colors!

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About the Author: Tamara Sniffin

I’m a sucker for a fuzzy face, a feathered face, a face with fins or even one with scales! I am in love with the creatures and the flora that are synonymous with Belize and every opportunity I have to learn more about them and explore their wild habitats I am there! I’m the happiest when I’m snorkeling the reef and swimming with turtles, however my passion is not just limited to critters! Laced throughout this compact jungle gem of a country live the Kriol, Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo and Spanish people, and experiencing each culture, especially their celebrations is one of my favorite pastimes.

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