Flowers for the day

San Antonio Botanical Garden. Texas

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. Alfred Austin


This is my entry for the pink challenge at “Travel with intent” blog.

Magnificent Pink Flower

Getty Villa. Pacific Palisades, California.
Getty Villa. Pacific Palisades, California.

I was wandering towards the exit of the Getty Villa, when this magnificent flower appeared in front of me. It was a very pleasant surprise.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

Fresh Bougainvilleas

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

Bougainvilleas are native plants of South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina (Chubut Province), although nowadays we can find them planted in other parts of the world.

Who doesn’t like bougainvilleas? I love all their varied bright colors so much that I can’t think of one as my favorite color. Here’s a sample of a pink and orange color bougainvillea.

The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with intensive colors:  pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, yellow or even white. I have only see in front of me the first five colors, which we can find in Mexico, but not the white or yellow.   Which color is your favorite?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh