Putting Colour into A Grey Day

pink / purple bougainvillea

As I was watched the children play with the Milk Bottle Lid Boats in the rain, I noticed how pretty the bougainvillea looked behind them. I think I noticed it especially since the day was so grey.  Many of the pink-purple bougainvillea flowers have fallen off, creating a carpet of colour on the ground. It’s beautiful!

bouganvillea pink purple

I wanted to bring that beauty into the house so I collected some flowers and put them in a crystal basket vase that I haven’t used for a long time. So pretty! They also look gorgeous floating in a bowl of water.

Just putting a bit of colour into a grey day. That’s all.

pink / purple bougainvillea

pink / purple bougainvillea

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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  1. Viviana says

    Beautiful! That’s one of my favorite plants!! 😀 ….Today my mother was telling me how beautiful they are all over my country, here in Puerto Rico we call them “Trinitaria”.

      • Viviana says

        Yes! I have seen them in purple, yellow and white. You can see them all overover the caribbean area. I am growing one like yours on my backyard. I took one small stick of it and planted in another part and it’s blooming 😀

  2. says

    Are you serious your backyard looks like that? SO PRETTY! Jealous I am indeed!
    Loving the crystal basket vase! Flowers do brighten things up, grey rainy days can bring you down!

  3. says

    This is such a simple idea and yet so gorgeous. I think it will be something I will try to remember to do. Thanks for such a good idea.

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