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hard to believe those aren’t really petals…

…or this would be my favourite flower 🙂

14 responses

  1. Leaves? Whatever they are, they’re striking. You’ve captured them for us beautifully.

    August 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    • Bracts! Which of course are modified leaves 🙂 Thanks Re!

      August 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm

  2. Aziza

    Cos it’s a gorgeous compensation for the heat in Sri Lanka.

    August 4, 2012 at 12:37 am

    • It sure is! 🙂

      August 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm

  3. I’m crazy about bougainvillea. Color!!!

    August 4, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    • Magenta is my favourite of all the bougainvillea colours 🙂

      August 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    • I love it too! I remember the first time I saw it, when I was about 13, and every time I’ve looked at it since I’ve had the same feeling of amazement at the leaf-petals. 🙂

      August 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      • I’m amazed that you actually remember the very first time you saw it! 😀

        August 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

        • It’s because we moved into a new house and it was all over the side gate and the fence between our yard and the neighbor’s. I remember walking next to it on my way to check out our new backyard, and everything just felt like possibility, and the magical-looking bougainvillea was part of that. 🙂

          August 11, 2012 at 10:45 am

          • Oooh I love what you said about the ‘possibility’ of a new place 😀 Lots of magic just waiting to be found….
            Pssst…..I just watched your Hogwarts Express video…..the train is so beautifully maintained! And now reading about your boggy walk around those hills 😮

            August 11, 2012 at 10:49 am

  4. Great colour.

    August 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    • so juicy! 🙂

      August 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  5. there is a softness and gentle air about your blog, thank you for sharing 🙏

    December 8, 2022 at 7:39 am

    • Let that be my legacy…and my epitaph! 🙂
      Thank you for bringing my attention back to these forgotten pages. So nice to look back sometimes. So happy to be following you and your mystical prayers too.

      December 8, 2022 at 7:58 am

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