I hope these shots from California don’t feel old to you guys. Because there are A LOT more to come. Bougainvillea is the ultimate reminder of growing up on the west coast for me. So many childhood memories of mine are marked by its scent. Its voluminous nature catching my attention from the corner of my vision as my parents drove me down the wide streets of Los Angeles. It’s extravagant blast of color that detoxes you from everything that is boring in the world and makes you appreciate nature once again. Whenever I see a bush of bougainvillea, I can’t help but stop, walk a little closer and breathe it all in. Because there really is no reason not to. Enjoy the abundant and grand beauty of nature’s gifts that is around you. Take it all in with open arms. And let it bring a little more vibrancy into your life.