Friday, June 26, 2009

Pink Saturday

It's Saturday and time for a new pink post for Beverly's Pink Saturday challenge. For all of you who love anything pink, go and check out all the great links she'll put on her blog today!

My pink picture today is of the Bouganvilla at our front gate here in Spain. My grandparents bought the house in 1970 and I have spent all my happy holidays here since I was 2 years old. For me this is Paradise on earth, not only because it is beautiful, but because of all the happy memories from this place.

I remember watching my mom plant this Bounganvilla one of the first summers we spent here. It was just a tiny little plant, but my mom told me that it would grow big in a few years. She had a picture in her mind of how beautiful it would look against that white wall. Well, it certainly does! My mom is no longer here, but this Bounganvilla is and with it the memories of her.

So in honor of my mom who passed away June of 1996:
You were right...This Bounganvilla takes my breath away!
You loved pink and so do I.
This picture is for you!


Claudia said...

So lovely - I love bougainvillea - there is a lot of it here in Southern California. It grows so fast and I love the way it climbs. The color is so wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday!

AK said...

Hei! Fant deg på Beverly sin blogg, morsomt med flere nordmenn som er på Pink saturday!!!Herlig blogg du har! ha en fantastisk Pink saturday! Klem AK

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, such a lovely tribute to your Mother. Her Bouganvilla is stunning!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful story and your Mother's beautiful Bouganvilla!


Beverly said...

Ah, it is beautiful. I know what treasures your memories of your mother must be.

I adore bougainvillea. I had one planted outside my son's bedroom window when we lived in south Florida, and it was gorgeous, too. It was the same color pink as the one you are sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday, Ann-Kristin.

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Lovely. The colour is so beautiful. Sweet tribute to you mom. Happy PS

Lots of luv,

MaidenShade Too said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Oh I want to live in Spain too - Gorgeous, how perfect for today.

Your blog is so lovely. It is such a pleasure to get to know you and see you around the blogs.

Warm Regards,

Bunny said...

What a treasured memory. Such beauty. Happy PS

stefanie said...

happy pink saturday, beautiful pink post

Llyn M said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ HAPPY PINK SATURDAY ♥

♥Mimi♥ said...

♥What a sweet Pink Saturday blog post! There's just something about the color pink that brings out the best of everything☺

How imaginative and wonderful! So creative this week! How in the world do you stay away from that flower market?

Have a wonderful weekend. Finally warm and sunny here, hope your neck of the woods is just as pink-a-licious as mine♥

Kris said...

So beautiful!

Les Cotrions said...

Fabolous bouganville and very sweet memories!!!
Enjoy your stay in Spain!

Mary said...

How gorgeous in its color and profusion. Thank you for sharing this with us. Have a wonderful weekend.

Maya said...

It looks just beautiful..., and how fortunate you are to have a place like that, filled with happy memories!

Amos said...

I loved reading every word of that post. I found myself lost in the picture thinking of you as a little girl and watching your mom plant it. You are a GEM my friend!!! Love you!!!

Patricia said...

How very, very beautiful the flowers are. Happy Pink Saturday !!! I hope you have a wondeful new week.

lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful, the flowers and the memories of your mother are priceless.

Happy Pink Saturday.


Regina said...

One of my favorite flower, so many around here in my country.
Lovely post and great shot.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i love bourgainvilla, infact i got few types of bourgainvilla in my garden.. they are lovely when blooming time.. happy PS!

NordicPer said...

Så flott å lese. Jeg fikk tårer i øynene og det var ikke bare fordi jeg savner deg... Du skriver så levende og jeg er så stolt av deg!!

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Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the flowers are gorgeous!

Nanni said...

Å hjelpe meg, hvordan skal jeg kunne gi et humoristisk svar etter et slikt nydelig innlegg. FOr det var så vakkert og jeg er også stolt av deg, som PØ!
Ang Hendelsen, tenker jeg at den kan gjerne bloggifiserers ut fra den fremre bilens opplevelse av Opplevelsen, absolutt!
Godt mannen har tilgang til donuts nå!
Har før øvrig samlet divrese bilder av knagger og skjønner jeg må ut med et innlegg der...
Nå vender vi nesa mot Lofoten i morgen, blir deilig å dra på tur!
Kos dere, herlige bilder på fb!
Setter slik pris på deg!
Og glad i deg!
Klemmer ~

Anonymous said...

Incredible! Your mom must've been like you, a fan of beauty with great taste! Thanks for sharing such a personal story!

M said...

Hei drømmejenten!!!
Nydelig bilde, og rørende tekst!
Jeg håper du nyter livet i syd!
Jeg tar en liten bloggepause....ikke vet jeg når jeg kommer dere er ikke "kvitt meg"!
Stor klem, M

Vinglefrøken said...

Nydelig gladfarge på bougainvillea'n din! Godt å kunne knytte den til gode minner om moren din også, vil jeg tro. :-)

Ha en strålende flott ferie i et herlig land! God sommer!

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