Friday, May 16, 2008

Introducing..."

...Bountiful, Beautiful Bougainvillea!

Believe it or not...the actual flower of this beauty
is the itsy bitsy tiny WHITE flower
found in clusters of three
surrounded by bracts of wildly bright colors ranging
from pink,
to magenta,
to purple,
to red,
to orange,
and even white or yellow!
"Sha-zaaam!"

Bougainvillea
are fabulous, though thorny...I have scratches to prove it...
and,
like true show girls of the old west,
they display their vibrant magenta ruffles,
fluttering with the breezes,
dancing in my yard,
and decorating my sketchbook.

Ta-Daaa!

11 comments:

Anita Davies said...

Margaret, your posts always bring a smile to my face. You have such an appreciation for LIVING and I have such an appreciation for you!
BEAUTIFUL flower.

caseytoussaint said...

Lovely!

Laurie said...

Margaret, I love this!! The colors leap of the page, and of course the subject is so lovely.

luba_smith said...

Beautiful and vibrant!!

MaryO said...

Just beautiful, Margaret! And thanks for the insight into the actual flower of this plant..fascinating......

Teri C said...

Another beauty!! That black paper sure works well with this ty[e of subject. Love the journaling also.

Carol Ottaway said...

Beautiful flowers. A dramatic piece of art. Well Done!

Ann said...

Wonderful drawing! And interesting information about the plant. I always enjoy your writing. The black paper works so well for you with colored pencil- I may have to give that a try.

Shelly McC said...

Beautiful colour! Great painting!

Sandy said...

ta daa is right! Great drawing!!

Forever Young said...

whenever i think of bouganvillias i get homesick for south africa as they grow in great proliferation there.