Saturday, March 7, 2009
#36 "Hot PinK', watercolor, 8" x 6"
Bougainvillea grows verdantly and vibrantly around Casa Amanecer. The colors range from deep burgundy to soft salmon. One of my favorites is called Supresa (surprise!) and is a mix of white and pink. On my recent visit we went to the nursery and purchased even more bougainvillea for our yard, plus other beautiful tropical plants, some that will climb on our terrace arbor, some with leaves the size of elephant's ears. The plants in the nursery were so beautiful and exotic that we stayed a couple of hours just wandering and exclaiming even though it was very hot and very dusty. We left drenched with sweat and covered with dust and very happy. We always have sprigs of this vibrant flower around the house. This particular sprig of hot pink was in a little vase we bought in Tonola on our whirl-wind trip for finding furnishings. The posting for the day is "hot Pink".