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Pictures are all taken during the course of my activities such as paddling, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddling, rock climbing, archery, skeet shooting, and soon diving - due to my schedule, some postings are done in advanced and posted automatically by blogger on the dates specified. If you have any suggestions, comments, etc for photos you would like me to take, do not hesitate to let me know - enjoy and thanks for stoppin by - Live, Love, Laugh and share the ALOHA!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Purple Bougainvillea

Blogger or my internet connection is not letting me see pictures from your blogs, so my apologies if I have not written any comments on your posts.

This vine type plant was first observed and named after Admiral Louis de Bougainvillea of France during his travel across the Pacific. First observed in Brazil in the mid 1700s, this plant can be seen in various colors around the island. I think this plant is pretty much ubiquitous around the world? The purple color is much richer in person than it is in this photo.

10 Comments:

Blogger Jazzy said...

What a great collour of the earth. I've seen these flowers in other colours too.

Hello from Jazzy Tuzla

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 1:37:00 AM HST  
Blogger Felicia said...

Gorgeous! I've never seen it in purple before, just red, orange, or white.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 7:02:00 PM HST  
Blogger Ryan of OC Photos said...

Great pictures on this site. The colors are amazing.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 7:49:00 PM HST  
Blogger Nerissa said...

Gorgeous colours. I'm actually a little more tempted to come to the Hawaiian islands seeing this blog.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 8:37:00 PM HST  
Blogger dutchie said...

That's a beautiful bougainville!
Have been busy with work and only now found the time to catch up with all the other blogs and i really like the way you display the other smaller pictures. Well done!

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 10:37:00 PM HST  
Blogger Seesaw said...

This is the most beautiful bougainville I ever saw in my life!!!

Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 1:14:00 AM HST  
Blogger Rob said...

Lovely shot

Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 3:50:00 AM HST  
Blogger Louz said...

The purple in the photo is quite amazing. Thanks for the info on the origin of the name. We have bougainvilleas here in Arizona; I have a coral colored one in my front yard.

Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 8:03:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kate said...

The three predominate colors in this photo complement one another. A visual treat. Thank you.

Friday, June 9, 2006 at 4:14:00 PM HST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried to shoot that same shrub. The purple is too elusive.

Friday, June 16, 2006 at 12:13:00 PM HST  

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