Red Bougainvillea

sun shining on bougainvillaea ©irenewaters 2013

sun shining on bougainvillaea
©irenewaters 2013

bougainvillea © irene waters2013

© irene waters2013

Its Bougainvillea

its thorny branches repell

while flowers attract

Amazing the difference the sun makes. This is the same bush, taken from opposite sides. The side capturing the sun is a bright red where the side in shadow is more a crimson purple.


About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
This entry was posted in 2013, Daily Post prompt and challenges, haiku, photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Red Bougainvillea

  1. Katie of Black Hills Reiki says:

    Wow!!! Just Wow!!!


  2. Gede Prama says:

    Amazing and Thank you for writing which is quite good and best wishes always, and greetings. Kindness blossoms in your heart


  3. Pingback: Floral Friday-1312 | WoollyMuses

  4. Pingback: Floral friday Fotos – White | jansideas

  5. lifelessons says:

    Wow! They used to have an entire mountain covered with Bougainvillea in Chapala, a nearby tow, but there was a fire and it all burned away. These trees are spectacular! I’ve seen them grow up to the top of a Norfolk Island Pine, but not this lush! Thanks for giving me the link, Irene.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s