25 December 2010

Her Many Delightful Faces . . .

She comes in pristine white . . .


She comes in vivid pink . . .


But I like it when she comes out in a lilac shade.


Or in a rare combination of tones
that highlights all of what is and was.


She is so much like so many people I know
scattered around the world
their many colors and cultures
mixing with the here and there
the now and then
the diaspora of a global culture.


Someday, the world will be an open land, where people will be one in all their dazzling colors and strange languages crossing interpretations and meanings and purpose. Someday, the parable of the Bougainvillea flowers will be told where its lasting beauty will manifest its resilience against the tide of a material world. My story will resonate with fourth flower. For I am of mixed breed exactly like most of the hounds in my house called Heaven.

I share my flowers with Maia's MacroFlowers and for TodaysFlowers of Luiz, Denise, Laerte and Sandy. May you all maintain your sanity and humor against the holiday rush, the crash of cholesterol levels, and mountain of gifts most of which we really do not need and hold on to the essence of friendships, of happy family bonding, and know and feel love even in the strangest of places and moments. . .

14 comments:

Muhammad khabbab said...

Ah what a delight to see these so lovely so pretty blooms. Happy new year to you and your family!!!

kanak7 said...

Beautiful selection of colours....but I love your words the most!:)

NatureFootstep said...

I agree, many colors and sooo beautiful. So rich in flowering.

Happy holidays.

Luna Miranda said...

we're a bunch of mixed breed here, too.:p

i love the colors of your bougainvilleas. wishing you and yours a great New Year!

lina@women's perspectives said...

Lui, you're so at arranging words!
Your bougainvilleas flowers are so lovely...
Thanks for dropping by :)

Carver said...

This was a beautiful post both photographs and words.

Quilt Works said...

Wonderful to see your beautiful flower on this snowy day!
Makes me feel warm and not worry that much about the over a foot of snow we are expecting!
Quiltworks

Randi said...

Lovely warm and beautiful colours!
Happy holidays!

Maia said...

Beautiful bougainvilleas, so many different colors.
Wishing you and your loved ones Happy holidays.

Jama said...

Lovely bougainvillea flowers!I love the two-toned colored ones.

Judy said...

I thought, at first, these were poinsettias, except for the part abo8ut the three petals, but I see they are really bougainvilleas. So that is what bougainvillea looks like! When I am surrounded by snow, any colour looks beautiful!

guild-rez said...

Lovely pictures od beautiful bougainvilleas.
Thank you for shahring!!
Happy New Year,
Gisela

Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.
- Gerald De Nerval

Gattina said...

He seems to have had a very nice Christmas ! of course he is tired now, lol !

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Bouganvilleas are indeed so lovely. I have one on a little tree trunk that I have to take inside in the winter, makes me feel so tropical. Lovely photos, except the one of you looking all greenish!