Friday, 17 July 2009



BOUGANVILIA So pretty and delicate I wish I could grow it on our deck in Torbay.

This photo was taken in the mountains of Spain and of course we had to stop and investigate. It was a wonderful traditional bar miles from anywhere and we approached with some trepidation as our Spanish is not good!

A man appeared, I started to speak when I heard him say – in a strong Birmingham (UK) accent - “WOT CAN I GIT YUU?” LOL.

A lovely lazy afternoon was spent on the terrace, with a carafe or two of wine, enjoying the views to the valley below.

This beautiful flower was growing up the wall.


That evening we watched a pretty pink sunset in Calpe


Followed by an even prettier sunrise next day

Sunrise - 9 Oct @ 8.23 a.mAdios from JJ


  1. Oh JJ what a wonderful post. Love the pink bougenvia on the house growing, and the chairs outfront with the table. So romantic. The sunset was gorgeous. You know we can never see to many of those can we? I have signed up to follow your blog. I would be honored if you would pop over, read my blog, and sign up as well. Country Hugs, Sherry

  2. Wow, can I come visit?

    The views are stunning!

    Stop by The Old Parsonage anytime, I love company!


  3. Wow, JJ, those photos are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing them on Pink Saturday!

  4. ♥Happy Pink Satuday♥
    Really cold (50s) in upper Michigan today with a dark sky. I need all the pink I can get this morning. Thanks so much for helping lift my spirits!

    Wishing you a weekend filled with sunshine and happiness.

  5. Wow!, that pink flower "growing up a wall" is a mandevilla vine and I blogged about ours today! Come see!

    Happiest of Pink Saturdays to you!

  6. I have several of the Bouganvilia plants. They and a rose are my very favorite flowers. I have several baskets and others planted in pots so I can bring in during winter. Yours are truly beautiful.

  7. Guess we'd go anywhere for a carafe of something cool and wet! And the language, who cares, they all know what we're there for.

    I love the bouganvilla plant too - we can grow it here through Summer, in pots and hanging baskets but they won't make it through the Winter. Same with the Mandevilla - I have a couple each Summer in pots but they die back at the first frost. One this year is up to the roof of the gazebo!

    Hope your Saturday was fun.
    Hugs - Mary

  8. Wonderful post
    Happy PS

    Please stop by at Something to Share anytime,I love company!


  9. OMGoodness - just gorgeous! HOpe you are having a wonderful time. Happy Pink Saturday.

  10. Jeanni, I absolutely love those photographs, and as much as I love the flowers on the bar, I love the stone! Wonderful. And that sunset is gorgeous, too. It looks just like paradise.

    Happy Pink Saturday (I'm doing part of my rounds on Sunday!)...


    Sheila :-)

  11. Love your post - anything about Spain and my heart is won!

    Great pictures and a good story too...

    Found you through Beverly.
    I was going to send you a Happy Pink Saturday, but that's a little late now... so have a happy pink and sunny week!

    Please come by and see my pink Saturday post:

    Take care and enjoy your life!

    Greetings from Spain!


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