Thursday, May 21, 2009

Color Explosion

I can't seem to get enough of the beautiful, vibrant colors of spring. On our recent little jaunt to California, I was in flower heaven when we toured 3 of the 21 Spanish missions. This photo was taken at San Juan Capistrano, (where the swallows come back every March 19). There is nothing quite so dramatic as bougainvillea, (yes I had to look up the spelling), in full bloom. Here, contrasted with the textures and architecture of a mission wall, it presents a spectacular sight, (in my humble opinion). For those of you who love, love, love dramatic, prolific flowers, check back tomorrow. I intend to post a picture a day for several days of some of the most beautiful floral scenes I have ever photographed.