Monday, January 25, 2010

A splash of color to brighten your day

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Bougainvillea grows everywhere in my neighborhood - except on my roof(top patio). It sheds so badly that planting it would forever earn me the ire of my downstairs neighbors. One of the (minor) perils of urban life. Luckily for me though, I can enjoy it growing at street level all over town, like I did with this shot taken just the other day.
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37 comments:

Leora said...

Gorgeous, Robin! Love that flower. I didn't know it until we went to Israel two years ago, and I photographed it. No Ruby Tuesday this week - I'm in the rainy, cloudy Berkshires waiting for the ski mountain to re-open. Sort of like your vacation last summer?

Love the bits of light and the blues and greens and reds.

Frida said...

Beautiful colors that brightens my day.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Beautiful!

Oh how I wish bouganvillea would grow here...

Dina said...

Thanks Robin, I needed that after days of gray cold rain up in Jerusalem.

Thom said...

Thanks for sharing that beautiful photo :)

Ellie said...

Wow - fireworks in flowers! The background is equally fascinating as the blooms on the front.

Ralph said...

Such a beautiful flower. The warmth of this ruby makes us in the cold US long for this warmth, the buds and grown flower. We can only dream here, but one day, we will have the warmth you have more of these days...

Carletta said...

The colors in this - flower and background - are gorgeous!
This pic pops off the screen. Very lovely Robin!

toby said...

Gorgeous! That's something that I couldn't manage to keep alive in a pot - thanks for reminding me to try again :)

Mojo said...

Almost 3-dimensional! So real they're unreal... if that makes sense.

kaye said...

very pretty, I feel like I should be able to smell it.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, beautiful!! All our bougainvillea froze this winter. I do hope they come back from that cold spell!!!

My R T is posted early on Monday afternoon...hehehehehe

HERE You'll need to scroll down a bit below my Tuesday's Heads or Tails meme.

Patti said...

This is a fantastic closeup of the bougainvillea.
The deep pink is so vibrant it pops right out of the photo.

It was really gray and rainy here today. This has brightened my Monday!

Happy RT Robin.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Bougainvillea has to be one of the prettiest flowres around!

Jama said...

It's commonly grown around here in Singapore too, it thrive in tropical country and bloom all year round.

anymommy said...

Absolutely love the blue in the background of this picture. Stunning!

Troy @ I Refuse to Recede said...

Ah, Heck, what are a few miffed neighbors, compared to having a sight like that on the roof.

I say go for it! Plant it. Live a little. Maybe they will learn to appreciate it.

( I can say that because I live far from both your roof and your neighbors.)

Troy

Yaelian said...

That tree picture is gorgeous Robin. And so is the flower picture,so colourful:-)

Jientje said...

I love Bougainvillea, but it's too cold here during Winter to keep it alive. It's -7°C today, ewww!

laura said...

Beautiful photo!

ilanadavita said...

You have captured a great variety of colors. It is absolutely wondeful Robin.

Auntie E said...

very beautiful flower. What a nice post. too bad you can't grow it in your Patio, but great you get to view it through town.
My Ruby Link for you

Dianne said...

if I lived downstairs I'd welcome the petals, they're like a magical carpet

beautiful shot Robin

Joops said...

It looks like a very nice day, great shot.

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Marice said...

wow thats lovely :) we have that flower in our garden which our little one likes to pick :)

u may view mine here

moorebloglife said...

Pretty gorgeous Robin you make that bloom a beauty!

Patty Reiser said...

Beautiful Robin. Just what I needed to see today so full of color.

daylily777 said...

Absolutely Beautiful Pic !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Felisol said...

The bougainvillea is a plant of Southern Europe, which I only can admire when on holidays or at your blog.
Your picture is amazing. I presume you have got the lenses you were talking about last week.
P.S: You once told you visited Bergen. The specific pattern of the eight petal sweater originates from the farmland surrounding Bergen.
Some genuine souvenir you bought there.

Regina said...

Delightful!

Batya said...

very pretty

Helena said...

That's so bright and summery, it warms me right up. Thanks! :)

luvsclassics said...

very pretty red flower. With such detail in the petals, I'd like to know what type of camera you use for the close-up?

Robin said...

I was actually using my zoom lens - this particular cluster was about 5 feet over my head.

Grace said...

Hi, Robin,since I don't know your e-mail address. My question.
I dropped my camera last week, a basic digital Canon A 520, has a Sandisk; would like to get an idea from you and other bloggers what type of camera they use for zooming in for clear close-up shots. My Canon had a video recording feature as well.
I'll get back to you Friday since I'm off to work for the afternoon soon,(Wed) and then tomorrow will be up at 04:00am to be at work at 5:00am for very full day at a High School Blood drivebooked for 155 donors,( about 12 hours)on the job.

Daryl said...

Beautiful .. I wouldnt mind it raining glorious crimson petals ..

Sandy said...

I love bougainvillea but it doesn't grow in our zone. My stepdaughter had a lot of it in their yard in Phoenix and I remember what a mess it made. But so pretty.

That's a great shot.