Tuesday

Our Bouganvillia

Today my husband trimmed our bouganvillia vine growing on the arbor at our front entryway. These grow very well in Florida, too well, my hubby thinks! He has to keep it trimmed or it would probably grow over the top of the house! They are very difficult to trim since they have very long thorns! His arms and hands always get cuts and scratches from trimming them. He is not so sure it is worth it! We really get a lot of nice compliments from people passing by seeing the pretty vine overflowing on the arbor. When he trims it he always brings in some of them to put in a vase, they will last a couple of days. Today I put them in an antique pitcher and have them on a large mirror on the dining room table. Below is what was on the mirror before I changed it to the flowers.

Musical water globe

A friend gave me the Old Country Rose musical water globe recently. I had never seen one. It has sparkly "snow" inside, I tried to capture it with my new zoom camera! I'm not adapting to the camera as quickly as I expected to! I just need lots of practice! We'll be going to see our grandchildren soon, and we will get to take lots of pictures of them!

Katherine

10 comments:

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Beautiful mirror shots! I wish we could grow it year round like that. We can do hanging baskets, and I think my MIL has winterized it inside before. But nothing like your grand arbor!
Nikki

Elizabeth said...

I love the way you took these pictures on the mirrored tray! Your flowers are gorgeous!

Adrienne said...

Everything is so beautiful. Your water globe is breathtaking! I've never seen on I like so much. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love the way you took pictures with the mirror. Wonderful!

I love Bouganvillia but we can't grow it here. I have to travel to warmer climates to enjoy it. I think that makes it more special.
~Adrienne~

Rhondi said...

Hi Katherine
Thanks you for your sweet comments on my blog. You always have such nice things to say.
Enjoy getting to know your new camera.
Hugs, Rhondi

ceekay said...

Ilove bougainvillas and my husband hates them. He hates the thorns and the cleanup when they shed their buds...but they are spectacular when in bloom. We have one, but it is not doing do well. It is a pink verigated and I think it may not be as hardy...Love your globe...very pretty! Enjoy the camera.

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful pictures, Katherine. You are doing well -- it always takes time to learn a new camera. They are so high tech these days! Hang in there!

LaTeaDah

Carrie said...

I like the water globe. There are so many nice gift wares in the Old Country Roses pattern. Makes it great for gift giving to OCR owners.

Lallee said...

Super photo of the bouganvilla. I love the flowers in the glass pitcher. Really nice setting.

nannykim said...

I believe it was bouganvilla that we saw growing in Italy. When we were setting off for the island of Capri you could see them growing all over the houses from the port we were leaving. I did not know they had thorns. They are so beautiful.

KJ said...

You have some very pretty and sweet photos here. Thanks for sharing...

KJ
California