As I was watched the children play with the Milk Bottle Lid Boats in the rain, I noticed how pretty the bougainvillea looked behind them. I think I noticed it especially since the day was so grey. Many of the pink-purple bougainvillea flowers have fallen off, creating a carpet of colour on the ground. It’s beautiful!
I wanted to bring that beauty into the house so I collected some flowers and put them in a crystal basket vase that I haven’t used for a long time. So pretty! They also look gorgeous floating in a bowl of water.
Just putting a bit of colour into a grey day. That’s all.
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Naomi EllisJanuary 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm
Love the colour in those flowers Kelly. Love the picture of your cherubs playing as well. N x
Kelly Be A Fun MumJanuary 27, 2012 at 7:38 am
Thanks Naomi. Is such a gorgeous colour. Brightens up my table.
VivianaJanuary 27, 2012 at 7:51 am
Beautiful! That’s one of my favorite plants!! 😀 ….Today my mother was telling me how beautiful they are all over my country, here in Puerto Rico we call them “Trinitaria”.
Kelly Be A Fun MumJanuary 27, 2012 at 8:08 am
Trinitaria…so interesting Viviana. I love knowing stuff like that. It’s one of my favourite plants too. They come in such vibrant colours, don’t they?
VivianaJanuary 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm
Yes! I have seen them in purple, yellow and white. You can see them all overover the caribbean area. I am growing one like yours on my backyard. I took one small stick of it and planted in another part and it’s blooming 😀
NeenJanuary 27, 2012 at 9:46 am
Are you serious your backyard looks like that? SO PRETTY! Jealous I am indeed!
Loving the crystal basket vase! Flowers do brighten things up, grey rainy days can bring you down!
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SepiAugust 10, 2012 at 3:20 am
This is such a simple idea and yet so gorgeous. I think it will be something I will try to remember to do. Thanks for such a good idea.
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