Cozy Memories

eclectic by nature

tropical splash of color

around the garden, botanical inspiration, color inspiration, our cat Pitou, natureCozy Memories1 Comment

After an almost summery week (yes, in March !), I got inspired this past Monday to go to a nursery & get some plant & flowers for the garden. I bought a little handful of them, some to put above the (ugly & plain) mailbox, but my main purchase, the one that makes my heart smile, is this superb Bougainvillea "Manyla", with peachy pink flowers. Well, actually parts of the flowers are pink & others are peach/salmon. It has a medium size as of today (didn't buy it too small nor too big) but I'm really really looking forward for it to growing bigger & bigger & cover the wall of our garage ! It adds such a girly & tropical splash of color to this corner, I simply love it !

The flower is not native from here (it is from south-America), but it will enjoy our Mediterranean climate very much ! It was named after French admiral & explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville. (1729-1811)

The weather is back to more springy seasonal temps & kind of weather (wind & stormy rain coming our way), for which I don't complain at all (we need the water !), but the feeling of these colors on the photos below will make you feel in the heart of summer ! They might inspire you for painting or drawing or anything else, who knows !

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If you wonder how Pitou is doing, he's doing very well, enjoying every possible corner of the garden (and beyond ! ah !), and when the sun is out, you can find him under one of the palm trees ...

I am aware that some of you are unable to leave comments here, and I apologize. If I make the switch again to Disqus, all the other comments will disappear. But I might do that again if that's too much hassle for you all.

Thanks for visiting today.

ox

Sonia