Sunday Selections # 157

Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to TheElephant’s Child* to see more of her wonderful photos.

Kath and Andrew often join in as well, although Kath has been quite busy lately and unable to join us.
There are several other participants now though:
Jackie K at WorkingThrough It

* Elephant's Child may not be with us....

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week my theme is white.
In particular, a gorgeous white bouganvillea blooming profusely near my daughter's home. 

in the right light it almost looks papery

those tiny flowers in the centre are the actual flower, while the coloured bracts surrounding them are also called flower by us common people. The most common colour seen is pink, there are also reds purples and orange.

here's a better look at the actual tiny centre flower. Pretty, yes?

white bouganvillea, I love it.




  1. Second shot must have had the right light because it does indeed look papery.

  2. The white picket fence is pretty neat, too. I hope to gt a picket fence up somewhere this summer, to hang bluebird boxes.

  3. They do grow in Melbourne but not like they do up in Far North Queensland. The ones we saw up there were magnificent
    Your photos remind me of the winters we spend up there

  4. So pretty, I have memories of Gibraltar when I was very small and it hanging over the walls, though usually pink or red.

  5. I suppose I have seen white bougainvillea but I can't remember it. It looks very nice on the fence.

  6. I have never seen white---we have our share of red, orange, pink, but never white.

    A beautiful collection of flowers.

  7. The White ones do not grow well here, only the Reds and especially that dark Red (burgundy?) can survive the hot winds. Speaking of which it's 46 here now and getting hotter all afternoon

  8. Delores; they look more papery as the summer wears on. The pinks and reds look less papery.

    Joanne; white picket fences always look great when properly maintained. This one used to be dingy and cream coloured until the house was sold.

    Cathy; they're magnificent in QLD. I've lived there.

    Gillie; they're lovely hanging over tall walls where they have plenty of room to sprawl down.

    Andrew; it isn't a very common colour and it appears not to have thorns. Some of the older types have particularly vicious spikes.

    Susan Kane; I've only ever seen a couple of white ones, this one and another the other side of town.

    Kymbo; 46?? Makes our near 40 seem like a cool change! I love the dark red bouganvillea, my mum had a dark pink one in Port Pirie. I started one growing in a southern suburb here and it was just taking off over a pergola when we sold the house. The new owners ripped it all down, even the pergola.

  9. I've always loved the white bouganvillea but for some reason have never bought one. We have a mauve. orange and a rust colour. We had a very dark red one but had to get rid of it as it was too close to the house and we were worried about the root system.
    Those are extremely beautiful photographs and thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Looks so beautiful rambling along the white picket fence. Lovely.

  11. Mimsie; I like the dark red and the white ones, I'm not a fan of pastel colours much, if a bold colour is available I'll usually choose that.

    Vicki; it's beautiful, I hope they let it ramble along the whole fence eventually. I know I would.

  12. Oh that is beautiful. I don't know if I've ever seen white - plenty of that gorgeous hot pink, but I hadn't realised how lovely the white is as well.

  13. I've also never seen it in white. It's really beautiful and looks so graceful combined with the picket fence. One of my aunties had a bougainvillea covering the outside loo with purple flowers. It grew like a triffid and I was always a bit afraid of it when I was a kid as it seemed to reach out for you, although I can now see that it was just wafting in the breeze.


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