Saturday, May 22, 2010

In the Pink

I used to think a certain blue gate was the most festive one in South Pasadena. But how do you beat a fluff of pink bougainvillea?

13 comments:

Dixie Jane said...

You can't beat them with a stick, those lush pink bougainvilleas. I love flowers so much that I plant fake ones because of our deer population. Those %&*$#(*& deer hold parties on the front lawn, flick their little white tails and look you right in the eye.

Judy Williams said...

WOW - a pom pom tree made of bougainvillea!! You just can't beat that. But how do you get in the gate? hee hee

Mister Earl said...

That's where the balloon man was electrocuted years ago. Stopped dead in his tracks.

Leslie Saeta said...

Hey Laurie! I featured you on my blog today!

TheChieftess said...

Gorgeous!!!

But what's the story about the balloon man???

Mister Earl said...

I drove past that just now. The balloon man was carrying a giant bouquet of pink balloons. A power line fell on him and he was electrocuted in his tracks. Soon this bougainvillea sprang up, in the exact shape and color of the bouquet of balloons.*

*There is some debate among South Pasadena historians whether the balloons were lighter pink or more red than the flowers, but there's no debate about the rest of the story.

Petrea said...

I don't believe you for a second, Mister Earl. It was the ice cream man.

teresa_sherman said...

thank you for taking a picture of our home and featuring the beautiful bougainvillea framing our gate. Teresa Sherman

dbdubya said...

No, it was the milk man.

Mister Earl said...

Neither the milk man nor the ice cream man carry a big bouquet of pink balloons!

Laurie said...

Hey everyone,

Welcome, Teresa! I often stop and take photos of your magical house. It's one of my favorites in town!

Earl, really now... Remind me NEVER to ask you to tell Little Bit a story!!!

Until tomorrow, everyone...

Laurie said...

Oops, I forgot a big thank you to Leslie! :-) It's always fun to see your beautifully rendered paint versions of my compositions.

Mister Earl said...

Oh, that was just the adult version. But you wouldn't believe some of the stories my great grandmother told us!