Floral Friday: Pruned bougainvillea

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Pruned severely yet flowering prolifically Bougainvillea with their lethal thorns seemed an odd choice for a planter in a public place where people would be sitting and resting their weary bones. It made for a beautiful display however.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

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. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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6 Responses to Floral Friday: Pruned bougainvillea

  1. Perhaps the bougainvillea message: Don’t sit too long or you’ll get poked. A sweet poke in the eye.
    I love your close ups.
    How is your book coming? I’d love to hear that you’ve completed it and it’s going to be published soon.

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    • At least someone will be kept in constant employment with the pruning.
      I haven’t touched the first book but have nearly finished the final edit on the second. As soon as I get it out of the way I am going back to the first. The silly thing is it is only going to take such a short time to make the necessary changes but I just don’t have the time at the moment. I’ll let you know as soon as it is hot off the press. 🙂

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  2. Lovely colours. What a lot of work to keep pruning them as they grow so fast.

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