Strelitzia is the official name of this flower, but its commonly known as bird of paradise or crane flower (in South Africa). As common as they are in Southern California you frequently run into ones that are similar to the cropped flower in the top left, its rare to find ones that are as vibrant and alive as the one in the center of the image
With Spring just around the corner here are some blooming flowers to brighten up your Saturday
The Bird of Paradise flower which is named after the animal (Bird of Paradise) that it resembles.
Its going to be a rainy weekend in San Diego, its been quite warm though! An image of some flowers with rain dew around my work campus during a slight break in the rain.