Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Neighborhood

I guess the theme is to walk around your neighborhood and take some pictures. So that’s what I did this morning. The most prominent thing in my neighborhood is the bougainvillea. Every house has it. It flowers most of the year round and requires little water. That’s why it is very popular here in the desert. It comes in beautiful vibrant colors and I think its reflection in the water looks stunning.




26 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Neighborhood

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  3. Being an avid gardener and having worked in the horticultural industry for over 20 years, including landscaping to greenhouse production, and everything in between, it always always amazes me when I get to see plants growing in their rightful climate. Bougainvillea is such a beautiful albeit prickly shrub. It is so beautiful and the brightest colors in the varied spectrum are beyond brilliant. Here, they are considered “tropicals” meaning they serve their purpose for the summer into fall season, and then, if luck is on your side, and you overwinter it indoors, you may have a thriving plant for the next season. More often than not, however, the plants, usually in hanging baskets or uprights on trellises, are tossed. And wow – are they expensive too! They are “too fussy” to bother with because even in ideal greenhouse production, they are a tremendous amount of work.

    Such lovely images 🙂

    Thanks for sharing – this really brightened my day – made me fee like winter won’t be such a dreadfully long time in ending. Most of us are tired of the cold and snow. And yeah, Sunday, February 2nd is Groundhog’s Day – let’s hope the little guy doesn’t see his shadow and we have an early Spring! All hail to the warmer weather and plants bursting in richly colored beauty!

    • We have bougainvillea back in Pakistan as well which is a totally different climate from Dubai. We have planted it outside our house running all the way up to the outside stairs as a means of preventing someone from climbing into the house. It looks pretty and has its uses.
      Hope your weather warms up soon, you must be tired of all that cold and snow. Here’s to good weather and bright colors!

      • Thank you – finally it is getting warmer – at least for some time to come – which is a blessing. Ah yes, flowers and shrubs serve all types of purposes – not only visual eye candy 😉

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