|Bougainvillea - in varying colors|
This week with all the ice and snow covering most of the country, I am ever so thankful to live where people vacation -- sunny, central Florida. When this area was discovered, they called it the land of flowers. This is so appropriate, because flowers grow here all year 'round, and I love it.
I saw these bougainvillea growing along a sidewalk near our home, and had to stop and take pictures. I'd never seen so many colors grouped together like this. The home owner must love it as much as I. One thing about the plant I don't love, though, is the sharp thorns. The bush can grow as tall as a house, and can be a bear to maintain. I have a picture somewhere of one that was about ten feet high and had tunnel that you could walk through. It was beautiful sight to see. It was cut down to the ground recently. (sad face)
Here are a few more flowers that make me smile and make me praise the Creator:
|Lantana - the butterflies and bees love it|
|Elephant ears in bloom|
What are you thankful for this week?
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