This is bougainvillea. It blooms in a variety of shades – deep red and bright fuschia to pale pink and, occasionally, a sherbet-like orange. It’s gorgeous and it’s everywhere.

I’m not sure what kind of flower this is, exactly. The area along the Kenyan coast is SUPER-rocky, with ancient coral protruding from the ground everywhere (and giving spazzes like yours truly ample opportunity to trip over stuff every time they leave the house.) This flower almost gives the illusion of growing out of the rock itself; you find it everywhere you find old coral. It’s a pale pinkish-purple with a deep purple center and it’s just lovely.

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