Bougainvillea, ahhhh, bougainvillea.... I remember the first time I saw you in person. It was love at first sight. I knew I had to have you in my life. I knew that I wanted to live in a place where you grow happily on the roadsides and hang from overpasses and peak out of every other yard in the neighborhood. I knew then I would indeed have arrived. A lucky woman.
My treasured dream has come true. Now we have a huge wall of you right outside our bedroom window. It was one of the things that made me fall in love with this house.
Well, that, and the dining room windows and coved ceilings. Oh, and the arched doorways. Oh, and the fairy-tale cottage casement windows. But I digress.
A peek from inside the bedroom window
Outside the window
A whole wall of vibrant fuchsia love