Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bougianvillea


fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10  






Beautiful, ornamental THORNY bush.....the flowers are actually leaves on the tip of the limbs that turn this beautiful bright pink...


Our bougainvillea was out of control and this gorgeous bloom was blocking my sight when backing out of the driveway. He whacked it and brought it to me to play with..... AND I DID PLAY

33 comments:

Mersad said...

Wow. What a vibrant and colorful bloom. These look exceptional. Especially against the bright background.

Molly The Wally said...

Just lovely and we agree the colour is so vibrant. Have a serene Sunday and enjoy some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

Rebecca said...

It is gorgeous, I am not sure I have ever seen one.

S. Etole said...

Wonderful color and the verse is a great one to begin the day.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful images. That colour is so bright,but that is what I like.

DeniseinVA said...

They make a lovely arrangement Sandra. The color is gorgeous!

LC said...

Bougainvillea is definitely one of the advantages of living in your climate. Bloom on MadSnapper! And Isaiah is packed with those verses with promise. Thanks for sharing this one.

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful photos of the bougainvillea!

Willow said...

Well you can't say he doesn't bring you flowers :)))

Ela said...

Such a wonderful color !
Have a great Sunday :)

TexWisGirl said...

i love bougainvillea. wish it would grow all year here, but doesn't. just a tiny bit too cold in winter.

Montanagirl said...

Wow - that color really pops!!

Blackberry Lane said...

Fantastic photos of a pretty plant. One of my favorite Bible verses too.

Madi and Mom said...

Beautiful pictures and words.....and you were surely the right person to play with it.
Hugs madi your bfff and mom

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

You sure have a green thumb.

I have house plants and I don't know how I manage to kill them in
a week.

I only add a wee bit of water as before I used to drown them with water love and they died in a day.

My mother could love her plants too and keep them and transplant them. I guess no green thumbs passed to me. Just gummy thumbs.

Catherine said...

Such pretty colors - lovely!
Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday Sandra!
xo Catherine

Ginny said...

Oh my GOSH! We have both posted thorns today!!! This is a plant that I do not know and would never recognize. I know they are around here because I hear about them, but I have never come across one. Or if I did, I didn't know what it was. I don't remember you ever posting one before, but you probably did and I forgot. Do they have other colors? I can SEE that they are not flowers, but leaves, how COOL! And it is totally beautiful. You must thank Bob for me and give him a big hug! I adore your wonderful sweet, cute header! He looks either really hot or totally exhausted. Maybe he just had a round with Jake.

Anni said...

They're so pretty!! We have five of them in our yard...I always enjoy they colored brackets...but oooooh, when they dry up and become 'crepe paper' swirling around in the wind/grass....not so pretty. lol

ps...that raccoon in your blog header is darling!!!

Betsy Adams said...

LOVE that color.... SO pretty... Reminds me of a photo I took today of our Rhododendron (which is beginning to bloom now and is about that color)....

"Splain the header???? New pet????? ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Willow said...

Came back by and LOVE that new header lol

Scott said...

Wow, those are leaves huh? Very pretty.

Susannah said...

I hope it takes root and starts another bush for you. It is so pretty. I'm getting so I love pink more and more every year.

Deb said...

love the new header...that pink is so pretty...pretty in pink...

George said...

I like the results of your playing.

SquirrelQueen said...

The bougainvillea is absolutely gorgeous in all versions. I wish it would grow here but it's too cold.

I LOVE the cute critter in your new header. He looks like he's telling Jake and Baby they can't get him up that high.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I have a shirt that color...love it! I see the little bandit in your header, he looks like he's smiling!

A Quiet Corner said...

A gorgeous plant, Sandra...so tropical!!!!...:)JP

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love our bougainvilleas and those thorns are something else! That is a beautiful verse you shared. Have a great week......

Maggie M said...

Oh, my! Sweet Sandra what a gorgeous plant. Love all the pictures. Hugs

Ann said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so glad he whacked it and gave it to you to play with :)

Rose said...

So beautiful!

Ida said...

So pretty and the water color look is fabulous.

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful flower. Hey, I was meaning to say that your head picture is so cool. Love that Racoon, he looks really chillaxed