a flourish of jasmine and purple bougainvillea

I have got here very late today - just seem to have lost the day in a welter of things. I don't think I have achieved what I wanted to which is to show you the beauty of the courtyard outside of my bathroom. There are two climbing star jasmines flowering and perfuming the space and the bougainvillea is so high that it is almost a tree. There is just a profusion of blooms and blossoms everywhere.

  • Kirsten Storm 5y

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    Both photos are beautiful!
  • Mary Trebilco 5y

    I feel as if I can breathe in its fragrance from here, Ilse...

    Have recently visited some friends whose whole house is flooded with the same fragrance from a huge amount of jasmine growing just outside their dining room's double doorway (which is kept open). It was wonderful!!
  • Jürgen 5y

    Wonderful pictures.
    so beautiful.

    wish you a nice day Ilse !
    LG- Jürgen.
  • Eriko S/VOLAT 5y

    Such a wonderful B&W even of colors....Ilse.
    Good to continue...


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  • SallyT. 5y

    The monochrome works really well with this image. lovely tones.
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    Love the BW Ilse. Great image and a very lovely taken. TFS.

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  • Bill Barber 5y

    Lovely framing and contrast, Ilse
  • Tulay Emekli 5y

    This is awe-inspiring Ilse.. The first time I saw this,I was struck by its amazing beauty..and each time I see it,I'm enchanted again!!!Superb choice of B&W tones my friend ! I think one of the most important things that make it so special is the varying tones..and there's so much to look at here ..Wow!
  • Born 2 Be Mild ~ 5y

    Ilse I can only begin to imagine how heavenly it must be. The scents would be divine I am sure.
    The B&W is nice but I must say the colours help for me to grasp how beautiful it is.
  • Tulay Emekli 5y

    Ohh poor Steve! His jasmines do not survive the winter there? Come here then Steve ..come here :))
  • tr7fun 5y

    Very wonderful composition. Perfect shot.
  • Jocelyn Y Bishop 5y

    Fantastic my dear! I can empathise with you1 i raqn out of time yesterday and failed to comment on my contacts images. Currently sharing a laptop and battling excessive heat!
  • crafty1tutu (Ann) 5y

    Lovely B&W tones Ilse. but the coloured version is heavenly. Congratulations, #406 on Explore.
  • Brett Terry 5y

    both versions work beautifully. congratulations Ilse
  • Rainer Blankermann 5y

    I prefer the B+W a little bit more. The tones are wonderful! And a very beautiful composition.
  • SHopfe (buried) 5y

    Tranquil and so lovely.... Adore the sprinkling of petals.
  • Megan Skelly 5y

    I love the tones in the B&W, but I actually prefer the colour this time!

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  • Ute 5y

    love the b&w one, such a beautiful composition, light, contrast and mood Ilse!!!
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  • Michael (a.k.a. moik) McCullough 5y

    Cool shot - congrats on Explore.

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  • Kevin Dooley 5y

    i love love love this, excellent tonal range and very interesting comp
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Taken on November 11, 2009
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