I arrived home today just as the sun was starting to set, and realizing that I hadn't had a chance to photograph any crafty projects today, I figured I'd share with you something equally wonderful and life enhancing: blooming bougainvillea in November! A feast for the eyes that I enjoy first thing in the morning as I step outside to send the kids off to school!
Gorgeous blooms that are also great for dried flower art.....or even incorporating into handmade paper. But for now I'm just enjoying their vivid color at a time when all the flowers of summer are long gone, and many of the plants are starting to get just a bit sleepy.
Bougainvillea is a bit finicky, and not always a great performer growth-wise, but certainly worth the patience! Really a tropical bush, or even tree, bougainvillea comes in many gorgeous colors like white and orange and purple, along with the colors you see here. Due to our coldish winters here on a mountaintop in Northern Israel, there are only a few colors that are hearty enough to survive, and all the more so in pots.
Bougainvillea sometimes just takes my breath away, growing rampantly amongst other large trees and bushes, like in this example a few minutes from my house, wow! Got it? Blooming flowers = joy! Well worth every minute.
That's all for now, crafting coming soon. You know me!