Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bougainvillea lookin' at you! Arizona's finest flower



I went out walking in my new spring blouse ($1) and purple pants along the south wall of the Westward Ho which features the glorious bougainvillea which blooms the year around but never more bounteously than in the spring. Everywhere bougainvillea! What a gift of a flower to man. I am so fond of it.
An old friend's picture was posted on the bulletin wall though. I spoke to Gabrielle in the office and found out Vern died yesterday quite suddenly I always admired Vern, in his seventies, because he had to wear a prothesis after they cut his leg off, I believe from having been torn up in an old war. But he never went to a scooter. And he was very active, too. Well, this might be the best way to go.
Water from a leak in these ancient pipes in here was dripping down into the mail room. Which made me think about my air conditioning and wondered when they were going to get around to fixing it. Plumbing and other maintenance problems keep them hopping, so I will have to wait my turn.
A lovely morning altogether. Hope yours was too.

7 comments:

Missie said...

I like your new blouse! Enjoy your day!

annk said...

Now I dropped back in to find another posting. Your new blouse fits the flowers. Lovely ... Lovely.

madcobug said...

Cute outfit you have on. Those flowers are beautiful. Soory about one of the tenants passing on. Helen

Amrita said...

Hi Gerry earlier when I just opened your page the lights went off. We 've had trouble all day becasue of rain.

Love your bougainvillea. And you look so smart in your spring ourfit.

Is such fun to watch your videos. If I ever came to Phoenix I' d love to sit on the couch next to you and say a few words too.

You are my Mom 's age Gerry.

Thank you for the novels, they arrived safely today. Les Miserables I have on video tape, its lovely and I know they were showing Seabiscuit on HBO but i did not see it.. I have to blog less in orfer to read now.

Hi to Doc.

Laura said...

I am very sorry about the loss of your friend.
You look lovely in your floral blouse!
I have always loved bougainvillea, too.
Have a lovely day!
L

Paula said...

Love that shirt and the price too. Sorry about the death of one of the tenants there.

Carlene Noggle said...

Wow Gerry,...love your new shirt and love the price even more!!! I have got to get some more shirts for myself too.
Those flowers are beautiful!. I am sorry about the loss of your friend. So sad.
Take care and God bless you Gerry,
love,
carlene


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