Wednesday, January 28, 2009

B = Bougainvillea



Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

In the province of La Union - where my father hailed - the bougainvillea flower is their official provincial flower. Everywhere you go, you'll see bougainvillea flower in different colors. Even streets were decorated with this plant!

These two images were captured in my Aunt Julie's garden when I went to La Union last May. She has a lot of different kinds of bougainvillea in her garden, but these two were considered my favorites.

*** Jenn ***

22 comments:

richies said...

What "B"eautiful "B"lossoms

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Lene said...

Lovley pictures :) I can almost smell the blossom :)

Berthddu Suit said...

Wow, they really are lovely, both the shots and the blooms.

ChrissyM said...

Beautiful blossoms!! Lovely photos!

Fotosekken said...

Beautiful phothos, and flowers!

onangelwings said...

Check out those amazing colors.

Tumblewords: said...

Exquisite! And Beautiful, too!

Skies said...

Yup, bougainvilla are very easy to grow in our place jenn, at first you won't appreciate its beauty but when different colors of them line through the streets or gardens, then they're such beauties. thanks for visiting me.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I wish they grew in Canada!

Granny Smith said...

A lovely version of this plant grows up the side of our house beyond the second foor. Its only problem is that there are long sharp thorns on the stems. I love it anyway, especially in the many colors that embellish our town. I love your closeup views of the blossoms.

Fhaye said...

I have a bougainvillea varieties in my garden too and they look pretty too!

Colors looks so natural!

splummer said...

Hi!
Beautiful "B"!! They look so delicate! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Miss_Yves said...

Very nice colours !

Em Dy said...

Beautiful macro!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. How pretty is that flower? I just LOVE it.

Dee said...

My Grandmother had a big bougainvillea.

Jay said...

Oooh, I love the lilac one! I've only seen pink or red. So pretty, considering they're not actually the flowers!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love them when they climb all over the walls! I hate the prickles though!

bintang said...

Great macro on this Bougainvillea..

Carolina said...

Lovely, those paperlike petals/leaves.

jeanny said...

ah bougainvillea pla ito...me ganito rin kasi akong entry kaso hindi ko alam kung ano tawag sa flower na ito...:)

Thanks for sharing :)

Grace and Bradley said...

Wow, very nicely done. I like the dew on the flower pedal. I just post two close-up of flowers too

 
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