A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduringWilliam Carlos Williams
I don’t have any roses to show here, nor indeed any rain, but I do have pink flowers in abundance.
A Hibiscus in full bloom seems as if giving off light; it has a luminous quality that calls out to youWangari Maathai
There are several different hibiscus flowers here, as that’s one of my favourites and I can never resist photographing it. Nor can I, it seems, resist sharing it, as a couple of these have already appeared in my Villa de Leyva post! But I’ve also thrown in some bougainvillea (another favourite), and a handful of more unusual finds.
Talking of rain, the early March weather is particularly miserable in London right now. If you’re still in the grip of winter and yearning for warmer weather I hope these will give you a lift, as they did me, and put you ‘in the pink’.
Double hibiscus on a coffee farm in Armenia
Double hibiscus in Villa de Leyva
Single hibiscus in the main plaza in Finlandia
An unusually coloured single hibiscus at our Cayena Beach hotel
Bougainvillea at our Cayena Beach hotel
Bougainvillea in Villa de Leyva
Aechmea distichantha, or Brazilian vaseplant (I think) on a finca near Salento
Anthurium on a coffee farm in Armenia
I visited Colombia in February 2023