Bougainvillea

Good Morning Girls!

Today I grabbed my coffee and scooted out the door with our unruly little dog.
The first thing I saw were these beautiful bougainvillea blooms.
Aren't they the most unusual color? 
They are coral and I normally think of them as purple.
This was a happy surprise when the colors popped out.


We have been so incredibly lucky in the last week to have rain.
It's unusual this time of year especially when we are in drought like this.
Everything in our yard is so pretty but summer is beginning to wane. 
Have you noticed it too? 
We still have 6 or 8 weeks of heat here but the locusts are sounding different and so are the crows.
Those are signs of change in my book.


I hope you have a wonderful day!
Make sure you notice something pretty outside your door. :)

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32 comments

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Such a pretty color! I love bougainvillea! It is so hard to find in the nurseries in our area. But I got lucky this year and found some in our local Walmart. Thanks for sharing these pretty blooms~hugs, Poppy

April said...

Those sure are pretty and I love the color, too! Flowers always make me happy!

Lisa said...

They are gorgeous! The rain has been wonderful. I'm hoping we get even more. We need it to fill up the lakes.:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I see this blooming and always forget what it's called! Beautiful my friend! Hugs!

chateau chic said...

Beautiful!!
I'm probably way behind, but I love your header...is it new? Your personal photo is adorable!!
Mary Alice

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Beautiful color! We have had PLENTY of rain over the last 2 weeks! Summer is winding down a little early here. But just as I start to think that I know that it will be blazing hot again!

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Patty Marker said...

Gorgeous color indeed! I wish summer was waning here but at least the humidity is gone. Enjoy your day.

Brandi said...

The flowers are so pretty. You captured them beautifully. Hope you're enjoying these few weeks of summer.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Those are beautiful bougainvillea blooms! I love that color! I'm counting down the days until our first cool weather snap. I noticed a different smell in the air the other morning and I think that signals that Fall is on its way. :)

Kim - Exquisitely Unremarkable said...

I've noticed the change, too, Stacey. It's a change in the air here, even the humidity feels a little less...humid! The sun sets a bit earlier, my daylilies are long gone, my zinnias are in full bloom and every farm stand is filled with sunflowers. The kids don't go back for several weeks, so we are still in full summer mode, but I feel it slipping away! PS- Your pictures are lovely!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So pretty! We had one that same color for years, I would cut it completely back and pour a whole bag of mulch over the stump in the fall. Each year it came back and got even bigger! But one of the kids fell into it one summer and Maurie said no more bougainvillia :( I think he killed it on purpose lol. Beautiful photos!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I love coral colored flowers. The orangey-er the better!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Pretty flowers. It has been a little cooler here and a little more rain. For me it is the angle of the sun.

Justabeachkat said...

Gorgeous color! Seeing that would make me happy too!

Hugs,
Kat

Just a little something from Judy said...

The colors of these vibrant flowers, would make anyone smile. I am also noticing the change in my part of the country, and it amazes me as to how fast it is happening.

Hope your Wednesday is a good one!

Deserae said...

Such a pretty color! I'm ready for fall but we have several more weeks before we will see any cooler temps.
~Des

Blondie's Journal said...

That is one pretty plant! I don't think we can grow them here, at least I've never heard of it. :(

I'm so happy you got rain. I hope California gets some as well. We've had more than our share and I think that's why everything still looks so full of life and lush. In September I can feel fall coming on when the days are a little hazier. I love that time of year. Apples, woodsmoke, early evenings...wait! I love summer, too!

XO,
Jane

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

These blooms are just beautiful...love the brilliant color! :)

Susan Jeffries said...

So pretty!! I was walking though a corn field this morning with my dog and was admiring God's glory too. It is everywhere! Susan

Sue said...

The only. place I've ever seen these flowers has been in California and I truly really wish we could grow them here in zone 6, but alas, it won't happen. Yours are gorgeous- enjoy them, you lucky girl! :-)

Art and Sand said...

Our bougainvillea is purple and doing well despite our drought. I love how it drapes across the wall between our house and our neighbors.

Eileen said...

Hi Stacey ~
Thank you so much for leaving so many kind comments on my blog! I absolutely adore your blog ~ I have spent the last little bit looking around and I love everything. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cheers,
Eileen

Kristin_Texas said...

Oh gosh, it's so PRETTY! Words can't describe how much I miss having a colorful, lush, blooming garden. (The heat, and most especially the grasshoppers, have destroyed absolutely everything around here).

Poppy said...

Hi Stacey,

This pretty pinky/coral is my favourite bougainvillea colour of all, (yes, even more than the red!). How refreshing to get a little rain, to shower some vitality on all the hot and bothered beauties! Send some my way, will you?

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Poppy

Jann Olson said...

It is a gorgeous color! We have had rain all this week and it has been so nice as well. Wonderful cooler temps and the garden is loving it. I always look for something beautiful wherever I venture. Surely helps to brighten the day!
hugs,
Jann

Debra Howard said...

They are beautiful! One of my favorite flowers. I have a small collection and that color is a favorite.

Angela Ryder said...

What beautiful bougainvillea! I'm sure ready for cooler temps!! Have a wonderful weekend!!~~Ang

Angela Ryder said...

What beautiful bougainvillea! I'm sure ready for cooler temps!! Have a wonderful weekend!!~~Ang

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a beauty! I can only grow them as an annual and I always envy the huge ones I see in California gardens!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Your bougainvillea is beautiful and you captured it's beauty perfectly in your photographs.

Debbiedoos said...

So beautiful! I had one in our Florida home and I just adored it. Have not tried to grow one here in the Carolinas. I don't think it would do too well.